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Western Arctic Caribou Herd decline continues, bringing population to a third of peak size

Western Arctic Caribou Herd decline continues, bringing population to a third...

One of the world’s biggest caribou herds is continuing a long-term population slide, according to new numbers released this week by the Alaska Department...
Loss of Arctic summer sea ice ‘inevitable’ within 30 years, report says

Loss of Arctic summer sea ice ‘inevitable’ within 30 years, report...

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Climate change is rapidly melting away the world's frozen regions, with summertime Arctic sea ice sure to vanish by 2050,...
Listening to the song of melting glaciers

Listening to the song of melting glaciers

August 22, 2022. Kongsvegen glacier, 20 kilometers west of Ny Ålesund, Svalbard archipelago, Norway. This is it, we have reached the bottom of the glacier....
Icebreaker Healy sails alone to the North Pole

Icebreaker Healy sails alone to the North Pole

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy arrived at the North Pole on Friday, according to a release from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Healy, a...
A proposed observatory in Canada’s Arctic could provide a long-range look at climate change

A proposed observatory in Canada’s Arctic could provide a long-range look...

A $4.2-million observatory to monitor Arctic climate change and extreme weather events is being developed in Cambridge Bay, to be housed in the Canadian...
Scientists are divining the future of Earth’s ice-covered oceans at their fringes

Scientists are divining the future of Earth’s ice-covered oceans at their fringes

One of the harshest and most dynamic regions on Earth is the marginal ice zone — the place where ocean waves meet sea ice,...
Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northernmost island’ isn’t the first to be erased from the map

Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northernmost island’ isn’t the...

In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island. It was small and gravelly,...
Climate change is driving a sharp increase in Arctic mercury levels, a new report says

Climate change is driving a sharp increase in Arctic mercury levels,...

As ice melts and permafrost thaws, mercury levels will likely rise in the Arctic, with serious implications for the people and ecosystems of the...
North Pole research vessel embarks on first voyage to the Arctic

North Pole research vessel embarks on first voyage to the Arctic

The Russian research vessel North Pole, or Severny Polyus, began its first voyage on Friday, setting out for Murmansk from St. Peterburg. It will soon...
Several “islands” recorded as the northernmost on Earth are probably only icebergs

Several “islands” recorded as the northernmost on Earth are probably only...

For years, a heated international debate has been ongoing among explorers, scientists, island-hunters and other interested parties about which is indeed the northernmost island...
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