In Alaska, the National Weather Service must change as rapidly as the climate

In Alaska, the National Weather Service must change as rapidly as...

In 2012, Shell Oil began drilling exploratory oil and gas wells in the Chukchi Sea, off the northwest coast of Alaska. The company poured billions...
Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Greenland’s commercial fishermen have signed away the right to catch $4 million worth salmon in the waters along the western coast of their country...
Ice cores are our best link to ancient climates. Scientists are racing to preserve them while we still can.

Ice cores are our best link to ancient climates. Scientists are...

Sealed in steel tubes and stacked in a vast room, these hunks of ice have come a long way. Each of them has been carefully...
With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
Thinning Arctic sea ice influences the atmosphere — with spinoff effects for Eurasia, study says

Thinning Arctic sea ice influences the atmosphere — with spinoff effects...

As Arctic sea ice thins as well as retreats, the world should expect weather patterns to change, a new study says. Even if sea ice...
Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate...
A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set to take effect

A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set...

An agreement among Arctic nations to cooperate on scientific research will go into effect on May 23 and, officials hope, make it easier for...
Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

MOSCOW — Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing...
An illustrated guide aims to protect Arctic marine mammals from shipping

An illustrated guide aims to protect Arctic marine mammals from shipping

A new pictorial guide should help mariners in the eastern Arctic to identify and avoid disturbing marine mammals like whales, walrus, seals and polar...
Russia’s westernmost Arctic island is slated to become part of a national park

Russia’s westernmost Arctic island is slated to become part of a...

Victoria Island, a 10.8-square-kilometer (about 4-square-mile) island located between the archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, is due to be included in the...