The new US 5-year Arctic research plan aims to address social and community issues

The new US 5-year Arctic research plan aims to address social...

A new five-year U.S. Arctic research plan focuses on community and social needs, a pivot from a past emphasis on pure environmental science. The plan...
In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic — and shapes preparations for the next one

In rural Alaska, COVID-19 evokes memories of a past pandemic —...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Inuit-led research program gets time at ArcticNet’s annual meeting

Inuit-led research program gets time at ArcticNet’s annual meeting

Around 80 people tuned in to a videoconference on Inuit-led research in Inuit Nunangat on Thursday, says the session’s co-chair, Carla Pamak, who calls...
How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
As sea ice off Arctic Alaska retreats, orcas are staying in the region longer

As sea ice off Arctic Alaska retreats, orcas are staying in...

Researchers tracking orcas in Alaska's waters with acoustic tools have found more evidence that the whales are moving into the Arctic — and staying...
In-home water and sanitation systems offer alternatives to serve remote Alaska villages

In-home water and sanitation systems offer alternatives to serve remote Alaska...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
A new exhibit showcases boreal forests’ global importance

A new exhibit showcases boreal forests’ global importance

Boreal forests cover more than a tenth of the planet’s land surface, but generally get overshadowed in popular culture by their counterparts to the...
Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news for the whole world

Why increased rainfall in the Arctic is bad news for the...

Before the end of this century, most of the Arctic will for the first time receive more rain than snow across a whole year....
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...
Parts of the Arctic could see less snow and more rain sooner than expected

Parts of the Arctic could see less snow and more rain...

The Arctic is often thought of as a cold, white and snowy region, but this image is rapidly changing. The Arctic is currently warming...