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...
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...
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,...
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...
The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving at an alarming rate and forcing researchers to update a navigational model.According to The Washington Post, almost half...
Why human trafficking is a serious — but mostly invisible — problem in Alaska

Why human trafficking is a serious — but mostly invisible —...

Kimberly Larson remembers the first time she was approached by human traffickers.She was 12 years old, walking downtown in Anchorage, and strangers pulled over...
A century after leaving Norway, Amundsen’s polar exploration vessel ‘Maud’ returns home

A century after leaving Norway, Amundsen’s polar exploration vessel ‘Maud’ returns...

Two years after being raised from the shallow waters off Cambridge Bay, in Nunavut, and a century after it set off on the voyage...
Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change.With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
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...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...