Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide. The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in...

While the Trump administration is preparing studies leading up to its planned oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the government across the...
Tundra soils are releasing more carbon faster — and plant growth can’t offset the trend

Tundra soils are releasing more carbon faster — and plant growth...

The flat tundra on the outskirts of Utqiagvik, the northernmost U.S. community, looks quintessentially Arctic. But beneath the treeless surface, according to new research, there...
Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that could be a good thing

Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that...

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic may lead to more, and larger, wolf spiders. But this might be good for the region, according to a...
Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson Bay

Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson...

A new scientific research vessel will be prowling the waters of Canada’s Hudson Bay this summer. It’s the William Kennedy, a converted offshore crab fishing...
As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the test

As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the...

The Arctic is one of the most secure regions in the world, experts say. But as the environment changes rapidly, opening up the region...
Work resumes on much-criticized Nunavut land use plan

Work resumes on much-criticized Nunavut land use plan

The Nunavut Planning Commission is taking another crack at revising its draft land use plan for the territory. The planning commission held public hearings for...
Alaska needs a permanent research station, National Weather Service says

Alaska needs a permanent research station, National Weather Service says

As Alaska’s environment changes rapidly, the National Weather Service is trying to keep up — and to predict future changes. In order to make...
China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from the Russian Arctic by ship

China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from...

A liquified natural gas shipment arrived in China from Russia's Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route for the first time on Thursday,...
At Inuit assembly, Alaska leader promotes oil development — on Inupiat terms

At Inuit assembly, Alaska leader promotes oil development — on Inupiat...

Standing in the gymnasium on a school built with oil money, in city with public services funded by oil and with homes that are...