In the Arctic Ocean, plankton grows where coastal sediment flows

In the Arctic Ocean, plankton grows where coastal sediment flows

Receding sea ice and the impact it has on Arctic communities is often held up as the consequence of a warming climate. Research published this month in...
Algae living on the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet are making it melt faster, researchers find.

Algae living on the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet are making...

Algae growing on the Greenland Ice Sheet significantly darkens the surface and is a more powerful warming agent than either black carbon or dust,...
The 2016 Bering Sea heat wave was the warmest on record

The 2016 Bering Sea heat wave was the warmest on record

The Bering Sea in 2016 was warmer than at any time in the 35-year record of satellite measurements of sea-surface temperatures, with extraordinary heat...
In the Arctic, yesterday’s extreme is today’s ‘shifted baseline’

In the Arctic, yesterday’s extreme is today’s ‘shifted baseline’

When scientists talk about how warm it is getting in the Arctic, the first thing to remember is that they don’t mean warm, they...
Human activity takes a toll on Nunavik caribou habitat

Human activity takes a toll on Nunavik caribou habitat

Researchers at Université Laval say human activity in northern Quebec is damaging and reducing the extent of caribou habitat, and the health of the herds...
Scientists investigating Bering Sea wildlife deaths find a toxin associated with warmer water

Scientists investigating Bering Sea wildlife deaths find a toxin associated with...

Months after dozens of walruses and thousands of birds died in mysterious circumstances in the Bering Sea, scientists have discovered a clue in the...
A warmer Arctic appears to be the new normal, says annual agency report

A warmer Arctic appears to be the new normal, says annual...

The past year, with dramatic warming in the air, in the water and on land, was a continuation of a “new normal” in the...
Narwhals’ natural threat response could backfire as they encounter more human activity

Narwhals’ natural threat response could backfire as they encounter more human...

Once relatively isolated from human contact, narwhals risk falling victim to their natural reaction to threats as human activities increase in the Arctic waters...
Artificial intelligence could allow ‘new era’ for ice services in Greenland’s waters

Artificial intelligence could allow ‘new era’ for ice services in Greenland’s...

Artificial intelligence is being eyed as a way to allow the Danish ice service to produce more frequent updates of sea ice in the...
Beaufort Sea polar bears are spending more time on land — and becoming more exposed to land-based diseases, scientists find

Beaufort Sea polar bears are spending more time on land —...

Polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea are spending more time on shore as Arctic sea ice diminishes — and are increasingly exposed to...