US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging strategy’

US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging...

The Biden administration is requesting $125 million in its 2023 budget to purchase an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker. The funds would cover the estimated...
How blending Inuit knowledge and western science has helped improve polar bear health

How blending Inuit knowledge and western science has helped improve polar...

Nanuk, the Inuktitut word for polar bear, is an iconic animal, capturing public imaginations and starring in international marketing campaigns. As nanuk has increasingly...
A new program aims to monitor, mitigate and adapt to Arctic-wide thaw

A new program aims to monitor, mitigate and adapt to Arctic-wide...

In some Alaska Native villages, land collapses caused by combined permafrost thaw, open waters. Flooding, storm surges and erosion are so catastrophic that they...
How thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape

How thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape

Across the Arctic, strange things are happening to the landscape. Massive lakes, several square miles in size, have disappeared in the span of a few...
An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key US Arctic research agency

An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key...

President Joe Biden has appointed an Indigenous scientist from Alaska to the seventh and final seat on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Nikoosh Carlo, who...
Ukraine conflict hurts Russian science, as West pulls funding

Ukraine conflict hurts Russian science, as West pulls funding

LONDON — Dozens of international scientists have arrived each year since 2000 at Russia's remote Northeast Science Station on the Kolyma River in Siberia...
Pacific salmon can now reproduce in Alaska’s Arctic, researchers find

Pacific salmon can now reproduce in Alaska’s Arctic, researchers find

Waist-deep in the waters of Jago Lagoon off Alaska’s North Slope, biologist Vanessa von Biela and her research partners got a big surprise in...
Biden administration decides habitat for threatened ice-dependent seals

Biden administration decides habitat for threatened ice-dependent seals

The Biden administration on Thursday announced its designation of critical habitat for two threatened species of ice-dependent Alaska seals, ending a decade-long battle over...
Arctic greening won’t save the climate — here’s why

Arctic greening won’t save the climate — here’s why

Satellite images show the Arctic has been getting greener as temperatures in the far northern region rise three times faster than the global average. Some...
We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the sound of sonar

We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the...

In September 2002, a number of beaked whales were stranded and killed in the Canary Islands during a NATO naval exercise. It was the...