Siberia’s heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Siberia’s heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate...

LONDON/GENEVA — Pine trees are bursting into flames. Boggy peatlands are tinderbox dry. And towns in northern Russia are sweltering under conditions more typical...
Russia is poised to open the first-ever commercial pollock fishery in Chukchi Sea

Russia is poised to open the first-ever commercial pollock fishery in...

Pollock, the ubiquitous whitefish that are made into frozen sticks, fast-food fish burgers, imitation crab meat and a range of other inexpensive food products,...
The Russian Arctic is seeing record-breaking heat, and an early start to wildfires

The Russian Arctic is seeing record-breaking heat, and an early start...

Temperatures in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk soared to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.If the temperature reading is verified, it will be the highest...
Rapid warming is probably behind a spike in mercury levels in Svalbard polar bears

Rapid warming is probably behind a spike in mercury levels in...

Polar bears in and around Svalbard are carrying increasing loads of mercury in their bodies, a sign that rapid warming is releasing mercury previously...
Seismic surveys on the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic refuge would cause long-lasting damage, study says

Seismic surveys on the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic refuge would...

When a team of Alaska scientists warned more than a year ago that seismic surveys for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal...
Russia accuses Arctic scientist of treason, passing secrets to China

Russia accuses Arctic scientist of treason, passing secrets to China

MOSCOW — State prosecutors have charged a prominent Russian scientist with treason after accusing him of passing state secrets to China, his lawyer said...
Trump calls for an accelerated expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet

Trump calls for an accelerated expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for a faster expansion of the U.S. icebreaker fleet than previously planned — including exploring the possibility of...
Alaska will see a big increase in health-damaging air pollution from wildfires, study says

Alaska will see a big increase in health-damaging air pollution from...

Air pollution from wildfires will double for most of Alaska by mid-century, and some populations in both rural and urban areas will be especially...
Some Arctic research will continue in Canada, thanks to local partnerships

Some Arctic research will continue in Canada, thanks to local partnerships

For some researchers who work in the Arctic, the COVID-19 pandemic ended their upcoming field season before it began, but for others, it’s going...
A bacterium common to farm animals is threatening the Arctic’s muskoxen

A bacterium common to farm animals is threatening the Arctic’s muskoxen

Muskoxen, shaggy-haired Arctic survivors of the Pleistocene era, have faced a lot of challenges since the end of the last Ice Age.Now there is...