Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge winter travel difficult, scientists warn

Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge...

In their argument for oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supporters invoke oil companies’ experience of using seasonal...
Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

An environmental group says it plans to sue the Trump administration for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of threatened ice seals...
Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions, UN report warns

Dramatic Arctic warming is locked in — even with emissions reductions,...

The Arctic will be 3 to 5 degrees Celsius warmer by mid-century and 5 to 9 degrees Celsius by 2080 — even if the...
Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s caribou than US authorities admit

Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s...

Trump administration officials pushing for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have understated the risks to caribou, scientists said in a report...
New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

New U.S. spending bill brings icebreaker funding back

The U.S. government's $330 billion spending bill, released late Wednesday evening, includes funding for new icebreakers.The budget includes a total of $675 million for...
Alaska’s Arctic communities and universities are targeted for deep budget cuts

Alaska’s Arctic communities and universities are targeted for deep budget cuts

Arctic communities and Arctic research in Alaska would be hard hit by a draconian budget and related legislation introduced on Wednesday by the state’s...
NASA’s ice-measuring mission may be extended after shutdown delay

NASA’s ice-measuring mission may be extended after shutdown delay

The U.S. government shutdown significantly delayed NASA’s polar ice-measuring campaign planned for this spring. The mission was postponed from March 4 to April 1...
The Trump administration says it’s sticking to plans for an Arctic refuge oil lease sale by year’s end

The Trump administration says it’s sticking to plans for an Arctic...

The Trump administration is on track to sell oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this year, cracking open an area that for...
With US government shutdown over, a path is cleared for hearings on Arctic oil development

With US government shutdown over, a path is cleared for hearings...

Now that the federal government is back in full operation, the Department of the Interior has resumed its public schedule for collecting comments about...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...