Denmark, Canada agree to settle Hans Island dispute

Denmark, Canada agree to settle Hans Island dispute

A long-standing dispute over what is essentially a large rock between Nunavut and Greenland may soon find its end after representatives from Denmark and...
A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus — so far

A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus —...

Imagine the audacity it takes to close off the largest island on Earth from the rest of the world. An impossibility, a baffling paradox,...
An Arctic fox surprises researchers with an epic run across polar ice from Svalbard to Canada

An Arctic fox surprises researchers with an epic run across polar...

A satellite-tracked Arctic fox stunned researchers by making a 3,500-kilometer trek across Arctic sea ice and glacier to travel from the Norwegian archipelago of...
Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Alaska moves to include Native languages in public signs

Expect to start seeing Native languages on public information signs around the Alaska. Under an administrative order issued by Gov. Bill Walker last month, state...
How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc for its ecosystem and residents

The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc...

A year ago, a midwinter meltdown erased most of the ice in the Bering Sea, leaving vast stretches of open water and creating shocking...
As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage natural isolation to fight the disease

As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage...

A day after Greenland reported its first case of COVID-19, that country’s authorities said they will temporarily halt all non-emergency domestic and international air...
Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Scientists on Monday said the vast and ancient ice sheet sitting atop Greenland had sloughed off a 113-square-kilometer (approx. 44-square-mile) chunk of ice last...
Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change — it also contributes to it

Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change —...

Thousands of years ago, at the end of the last glacial period, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere shot up suddenly on three separate occasions...
Alaska health officials now recommend much higher Vitamin D supplements

Alaska health officials now recommend much higher Vitamin D supplements

In Alaska, as in the rest of the circumpolar North, residents struggle with deficiencies of Vitamin D, a bone-strengthening nutrient the body absorbs from...