A lack of ice in the Chukchi Sea is setting the scene for a record-late freeze

A lack of ice in the Chukchi Sea is setting the...

Two winters ago, the full freeze did not arrive in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska until New Year’s Eve, the latest date in the...
How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to a global audience

How an art project works to bring Arctic climate change to...

Scientists have been studying climate change in the Arctic for decades, and countless studies have quantified the wide-ranging effects of changes in the region...
Meet three women who are racing to defuse a climate-change bomb in the Arctic

Meet three women who are racing to defuse a climate-change bomb...

Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that...
Why lakes in Alaska’s Arctic national parks are disappearing — sometimes in a matter of days

Why lakes in Alaska’s Arctic national parks are disappearing — sometimes...

Permafrost lakes in Arctic Alaska’s national parks lost about 19.5 square kilometers of surface area from 2000 to 2017, and the losses have accelerated...
Climate change will hit some of Alaska’s Bering Sea fisheries harder than others

Climate change will hit some of Alaska’s Bering Sea fisheries harder...

As the Bering Sea warms and becomes more acidic, rockfish, flathead sole and Tanner crab are the most vulnerable to the changes, said an...
Arctic wildfires are on the rise — but we still know very little about their health effects

Arctic wildfires are on the rise — but we still know...

On the heels of a fiery and smoky summer in Alaska’s forests, effects of wildfire smoke on human health are getting new scrutiny.A three-year...
Winter storms are speeding up the loss of Arctic sea ice

Winter storms are speeding up the loss of Arctic sea ice

Arctic sea ice is already disappearing rapidly but our research shows winter storms are now further accelerating sea ice loss.The research is based on...
Two pilots were fined for disturbing walruses crowded onto an Arctic Alaska beach

Two pilots were fined for disturbing walruses crowded onto an Arctic...

Two pilots have been fined for disturbing walruses by flying their small aircraft too close to a Chukchi Sea beach that, in the era...
A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and the global impacts of Arctic melt

A new IPCC report details sweeping changes to oceans, ice and...

Arctic melt, thaw and rapid temperature rise are big contributors to the changes in the entire planet’s water system, said a landmark report released...
Microplastics may affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

Microplastics may affect how Arctic sea ice forms and melts

Plastic pollution in the oceans has become an important societal problem, as plastics are the most common and persistent pollutants in oceans and beaches...