Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic average

Alaska’s far north an outlier as January temperatures stay near historic...

January may have felt chilly to Alaskans who have become accustomed to successive mild winters, but it was actually a slightly warmer-than-normal month compared...
January sea-ice extent hits record low

January sea-ice extent hits record low

Despite an accelerating growth rate at the end of the month, January 2017 set a record for the lowest sea-ice extent for the month,...
Northern lights could be headed toward a 400-year low

Northern lights could be headed toward a 400-year low

Think of something "Arctic" and (aside from polar bears), the northern lights might come to mind. However, while the phenomenon indeed becomes more common...
Russia’s Arctic saw unprecedented warmth in 2016

Russia’s Arctic saw unprecedented warmth in 2016

The year 2016 was the warmest on the northern hemisphere on record, and temperatures in the Arctic were by far the most extreme, the Hydrometeorological...
NASA research flight around the world probes for Arctic pollution

NASA research flight around the world probes for Arctic pollution

Air pollution can be obvious when it is concentrated around cities and industrial centers. But what about the big parts of the atmosphere that...
Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more expected

Warming ocean waters off Alaska bring widespread ecological changes, with more...

As the global climate heats up, so do the ocean waters off Alaska, meaning big changes for marine ecosystems and bad news for some...
President Trump’s view of research casts shadow over Alaska marine science conference

President Trump’s view of research casts shadow over Alaska marine science...

The new president dismisses climate change as a hoax, and he has named like-minded people to high-level government posts. His administration has blacked out...
Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says yes.

Does the ‘Blob’ foretell the North Pacific’s future? A scientist says...

There is good news and bad news about the big warm-water “Blob” that has wreaked havoc on the North Pacific for the past three...
Permafrost thaw altering chemistry of Yukon River, signaling profound changes for entire basin

Permafrost thaw altering chemistry of Yukon River, signaling profound changes for...

As Alaska warms and permafrost thaws, the chemistry of the Yukon River’s water is transforming chemically, new research from the U.S. Geological Survey shows.Long-term...
With Arctic freeze-up coming later, some beluga whales have shifted to a later fall migration

With Arctic freeze-up coming later, some beluga whales have shifted to...

The annual freeze-up in Arctic waters off Alaska is coming later, and some beluga whales seem to have taken notice.A new study found that...