Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Norway’s coastal communities are familiar with polar lows, but they often go unnoticed in Canada. Short-lived, but intense and hard to forecast, polar lows...
A new field guide from an Alaska researcher explains the science — and importance — of snow

A new field guide from an Alaska researcher explains the science...

Matthew Sturm might be considered an Alaska guru of snow. During his three-decade career in the Fairbanks area, he has analyzed Alaska and Arctic snow...
Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Scientists in Svalbard seeking to understand the environmental impact of releasing wastewater directly into the ocean have found surprisingly high levels of pharmaceuticals in...
With new leadership, US Arctic research agency prioritizes climate change, sustainable development

With new leadership, US Arctic research agency prioritizes climate change, sustainable...

With a shakeup in its leadership, the top Arctic science and research agency in Washington, D.C. plans to re-sharpen its focus on climate change...
Some Alaska seals are getting skinnier — probably because of retreating sea ice

Some Alaska seals are getting skinnier — probably because of retreating...

As sea ice off Alaska continues its long-term vanishing trend, two seal species that depend on ice may be showing the effects in their...
Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland’s ice — and lost in a freezer for years — hold lessons about climate change

Ancient leaves preserved under a mile of Greenland’s ice — and...

In 1963, inside a covert U.S. military base in northern Greenland, a team of scientists began drilling down through the Greenland ice sheet. Piece...
West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

The vast majority of plastic that collects on Greenland’s western coast likely stems from local sources, a study of 300 kilograms of litter gathered during...
Sámi join call to cancel a geoengineering technology test in northern Sweden

Sámi join call to cancel a geoengineering technology test in northern...

With efforts to curb the emissions causing global climate change struggling to overcome inertia and political barriers, some observers are pushing for a set...
US Coast Guard announces plans to transit the Northwest Passage this summer

US Coast Guard announces plans to transit the Northwest Passage this...

The U.S. Coast Guard will transit through the Northwest Passage later this year, in collaboration with Canada, Adm. Karl L. Schultz announced on Thursday. In...