Climate change is poised to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into two

Climate change is poised to divide Norway’s largest Arctic island into...

Retreating glacier ice will eventually open a new strait  between the Barents and Greenland Seas through the island of Spitsbergen, the largest in the Norwegian...
US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering entire coast for auction

US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering...

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday officially announced its plan to offer up the entire coastal plain of of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more frequent

Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more...

For millennia, the North’s boreal forests have sucked carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the greenhouse gas layer enveloping the planet.But now, as big...
Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than previously reported

Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than...

If energy companies bring drilling rigs and other industrial equipment to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, it will be difficult for them...
A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket, powered by toxic fuel, launched a satellite into orbit around the polar regions on Friday morning.The Government of Nunavut said this...
Canadian High Arctic Research Station opens its doors in Nunavut

Canadian High Arctic Research Station opens its doors in Nunavut

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay finally opened its doors last week before a crowd of locals and...
The Trump administration just pushed forward on two major Arctic Alaska development projects

The Trump administration just pushed forward on two major Arctic Alaska...

The Trump administration on Friday released documents that pushed two controversial Arctic Alaska projects — one a road, and the other an oilfield —...
A top federal official working on Arctic refuge oil development is resigning

A top federal official working on Arctic refuge oil development is...

On Tuesday, Joe Balash, assistant secretary at the Department of the Interior, resigned from his position effective August 30. David Bernhardt, head of the...
Alaska governor tempers university cuts, but Arctic programs are still vulnerable

Alaska governor tempers university cuts, but Arctic programs are still vulnerable

Less than two months after Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced drastic budget vetoes that would cut 41 percent of state funding for the University of...
As Greenland’s ice melts, its rivers dump more carbon into the Arctic Ocean

As Greenland’s ice melts, its rivers dump more carbon into the...

On the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, a narrow strip of land is exposed. About a meter down into that land is frozen...