Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to their diet

Thanks to climate change, some Svalbard reindeer have added kelp to...

With more frequent winter rains coating tundra plants with an icy barrier, reindeer in one part of the Arctic are turning to the sea...
Arctic researchers need to know more about climate change effects on fisheries, commission says

Arctic researchers need to know more about climate change effects on...

Fish and fishing deserve special focus from scientists studying the rapidly changing northern environment, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission said in a new biennial...
Arctic sea ice extent hits a record low for April — and old ice is disappearing fast

Arctic sea ice extent hits a record low for April —...

Arctic sea ice extent last month was the lowest for any April on record, thanks in part to a heat wave early in the...
Arctic scientists turn to comedy to discuss serious environmental changes

Arctic scientists turn to comedy to discuss serious environmental changes

It can be difficult to communicate climate change's effects on the Arctic. After all, the news often isn’t great: The region continues to see...
Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars, says study

Arctic warming could cost the global economy nearly $70 trillion dollars,...

Warming in the Arctic, it is well-understood, feeds on itself. Warming creates more melt and thaw, which creates more warming, a process known as...
How a new project links community members with scientists to monitor Alaska’s river and lake ice

How a new project links community members with scientists to monitor...

In Alaska, where roads are sparse and where travel over frozen rivers and lakes is common, thin ice can be deadly. So far this...
Thawing permafrost could release a long-lasting greenhouse gas at ‘surprising’ rates, says study

Thawing permafrost could release a long-lasting greenhouse gas at ‘surprising’ rates,...

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas that can deplete the ozone, could be a significant emission from thawing permafrost, a new study in Atmospheric...
Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

ArcticNet has received a five-year funding extension worth nearly $32.5 million.The organization, based at Université Laval in Quebec City, aims to bring together Arctic...
Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Thawing permafrost is triggering thousands of landslides across the Arctic

Early spring temperatures in the town of Deadhorse, on the north coast of Alaska, average minus 17 degrees Celsius. But with global warming affecting...
Smithsonian’s narwhal exhibit will begin traveling around the U.S. in 2020

Smithsonian’s narwhal exhibit will begin traveling around the U.S. in 2020

The narwhal exhibit at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, first unveiled in August 2017, will run until the end of this year — and...