Steller sea lions in Alaska’s western Aleutians keep getting scarcer

Steller sea lions in Alaska’s western Aleutians keep getting scarcer

Steller sea lions, iconic Alaska marine mammals known for their loud roars and endangered status, continued their decadeslong downward spiral in Alaska’s westernmost islands...
Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

OSLO — Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size...
Indigenous peoples of the world’s coastlines are losing their fisheries – and their way of life

Indigenous peoples of the world’s coastlines are losing their fisheries –...

The world loves seafood. According to some estimates, people consumed about 102 million tons of it last year.A new study released Friday by the...
Arctic soils are set to release a lot of carbon—probably more than the region’s plants can absorb

Arctic soils are set to release a lot of carbon—probably more...

As temperatures have risen in the Arctic and worldwide, so have worries about how much carbon might stream into the atmosphere from warmer soils.Will enough new...
The ground beneath our feet is poised to make climate change much worse, scientists warn

The ground beneath our feet is poised to make climate change...

At a time when a huge pulse of uncertainty has been injected into the global project to stop the planet's warming, scientists have just...
Bowhead whales might be the longest-lived mammals on the planet

Bowhead whales might be the longest-lived mammals on the planet

As biologist Craig George was helping Native whale hunter Billy Adams cut sections of blubber from a bowhead whale, he pressed his knife into...
Prepare for ‘surprise’ as global warming stokes Arctic shifts – scientists

Prepare for ‘surprise’ as global warming stokes Arctic shifts – scientists

BARCELONA — Unless the world stops burning fossil fuels that are fueling global warming, irreversible changes in the Arctic could have disastrous effects for...
Global warming alters Arctic food chain, scientists say, with unforeseeable results

Global warming alters Arctic food chain, scientists say, with unforeseeable results

The Arctic Ocean may seem remote and forbidding, but to birds, whales and other animals, it’s a top-notch dining destination.“It’s a great place to...
Ice growth slowing in the polar regions

Ice growth slowing in the polar regions

As extraordinarily warm temperatures continue in the Arctic - temperatures tens of degrees Fahrenheit above normal for this time of year in some locations...
Captain Cook’s detailed 1778 records confirm global warming today in the Arctic

Captain Cook’s detailed 1778 records confirm global warming today in the...

Passengers simmered in Jacuzzis and feasted on gourmet cuisine this summer as the 850-foot cruise ship Crystal Serenity moved through the Northwest Passage.But in...