In Alaska’s record-warm year, the heat-up was most dramatic in the Arctic

In Alaska’s record-warm year, the heat-up was most dramatic in the...

Alaska just completed its warmest calendar year in nearly a century of records, and the warming was most extreme in the state’s Arctic regions,...
How a walrus ‘resource curse’ might partly explain the Norse disappearance from Greenland

How a walrus ‘resource curse’ might partly explain the Norse disappearance...

A historical mystery has been given a modern ring after new research has suggested that the sudden disappearance of the Norse from Greenland in...
Changes to plans for a huge new Arctic Alaska oil project prompt more environmental review

Changes to plans for a huge new Arctic Alaska oil project...

An alteration in the plan to develop what is expected to be the westernmost producing oil field on Alaska’s North Slope has prompted federal...
The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon emissions are curbed

The Arctic is headed for dramatic change — even if carbon...

Even if the nations of the world manage to limit greenhouse gas emissions and cap the planet’s warming to an increase of 2 degrees...
For the first time, scientists have seen the birth of an Arctic ice stream

For the first time, scientists have seen the birth of an...

At a remote Siberian ice cap, scientists have made a first-of-its-kind discovery: the formation of an ice stream that is dumping mass into the...
Why microbes could prove critical to understanding whales’ future as Arctic sea ice recedes

Why microbes could prove critical to understanding whales’ future as Arctic...

As we drew closer to the massive humpback whale, I became painfully aware how small our inflatable motorboat actually was. I also realized I’d...
The magnetic North Pole is still moving toward Russia, but has slowed its pace

The magnetic North Pole is still moving toward Russia, but has...

Earlier this month, researchers released the latest version of the World Magnetic Model. They found that the magnetic North Pole is still moving eastward,...
Nunavik’s ice wedges show how warmth is changing Arctic landscapes

Nunavik’s ice wedges show how warmth is changing Arctic landscapes

The top layer of century-old ice wedges in the ground around Salluit in northern Nunavik has started to melt over the past decade.Ice wedges...
Why the Bering Sea is a hotspot of climate change — and a sentinel for rest of the world

Why the Bering Sea is a hotspot of climate change —...

The Bering Sea is the transition zone between the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Everything from seabird and marine mammals to ships traveling between the...
How the secrets of 19th century ship logbooks are helping scientists understand Arctic climate change today

How the secrets of 19th century ship logbooks are helping scientists...

OXFORD, England — On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from...