Sweden moves Polar Research Secretariat to Luleå

Sweden moves Polar Research Secretariat to Luleå

The Swedish Government has decided to relocate the office of the nation's Polar Research Secretariat from Stockholm to Luleå in northern Sweden. The secretariat is...
Coast Guard commandant keeps up push for icebreakers

Coast Guard commandant keeps up push for icebreakers

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft has one very clear message: the country needs more icebreakers. Zukunft reiterated that point during an Aug. 24...
Global goose audit and fish camp are on the agenda, as Arctic Council group meets in Alaska’s Y-K Delta

Global goose audit and fish camp are on the agenda, as...

BETHEL — They’ll come to this Southwestern Alaska hub from countries around the Arctic to share what they know — and want to learn — about the...
Stranded on Norwegian island, rowers end their Arctic mission

Stranded on Norwegian island, rowers end their Arctic mission

An international team of rowers ended a record-breaking expedition through the Arctic Ocean on Monday after becoming stranded on a remote Norwegian island partway...
Scientist looks to be ‘Japanese Santa,’ mushing reindeer across tundra

Scientist looks to be ‘Japanese Santa,’ mushing reindeer across tundra

When Kenji Yoshikawa, a permafrost researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, approached George Aguiar with his idea of using reindeer to travel the...
Despite uncertainty, ambitious Western Nunavut road-port project moves forward

Despite uncertainty, ambitious Western Nunavut road-port project moves forward

Though there’s no firm guarantee that anyone will use it and no firm guarantee the federal government will put up the cash to pay...
More toxic waste than expected on American base on Greenland

More toxic waste than expected on American base on Greenland

Waste from the closed-down American Camp Century Base on Greenland has sunk deeper into the ice than what scientists originally assumed. Scientists who visited...
Fighting back fires with knowledge in the Arctic

Fighting back fires with knowledge in the Arctic

As global warming increases air temperatures and changes rainfall patterns, for wildfires are increasing in both size and intensity – but a group of...
Amid environmental fears, UNESCO makes first ever mission to Russia’s remote Wrangel Island

Amid environmental fears, UNESCO makes first ever mission to Russia’s remote...

A UNESCO mission has traveled to the remote Wrangel Island in Russia's Far East, as concern grows among some experts that expanding oil industry...
First chance in 30 years: Emperor geese are in season again

First chance in 30 years: Emperor geese are in season again

BETHEL — For the first time in 30 years, rural Alaska hunters have been able to take aim at the emperor goose, a striking migratory...