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...
What’s going on with the Greenland ice sheet?

What’s going on with the Greenland ice sheet?

I’m standing at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, mesmerized by a mind-blowing scene of natural destruction. A mile-wide section of glacier front...
Arctic security expert will lead Washington polar institute

Arctic security expert will lead Washington polar institute

Rebecca Pincus will become the new director of the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, the organization announced on Saturday. Michael Sfraga, who held the director position...
Arctic has not been as warm as today in over 7,500 years, study says

Arctic has not been as warm as today in over 7,500...

GENEVA—The Arctic has never been as warm in the last 7,500 years as it is today, a study published on Thursday in the journal...
Glaciologist using 3D models to study loss of shelf ice at Milne Fjord

Glaciologist using 3D models to study loss of shelf ice at...

Until recently, Ellesmere Island’s Milne Fjord was home to one of only a few known epishelf lakes — freshwater lakes that form when water...
What could we do to cool the Arctic, specifically?

What could we do to cool the Arctic, specifically?

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world, and in some areas as much as seven times. That’s according...
The Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world, new research finds

The Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest...

The Earth is approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution. That warming has not been uniform,...
A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing more eruptions?

A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing...

The Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland began erupting again on Wednesday after eight months of slumber — so far without any adverse impacts on people...
Toolik Field Station gets $19.7 million for its next 5 years of operations

Toolik Field Station gets $19.7 million for its next 5 years...

The Arctic’s largest scientific research station, a facility on Alaska’s North Slope, has received an increase in funding for the coming five years of...
It’s indescribable, says drone pilot on filming Iceland volcano

It’s indescribable, says drone pilot on filming Iceland volcano

Drone pilot Isak Finnbogason filmed the lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on the side of a mountain near Iceland's...