The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc for its ecosystem and residents

The Bering Sea is already nearly ice-free, setting up more havoc...

A year ago, a midwinter meltdown erased most of the ice in the Bering Sea, leaving vast stretches of open water and creating shocking...
Rabies hounds Svalbard’s foxes, reindeer

Rabies hounds Svalbard’s foxes, reindeer

Officials in Svalbard say it is too early to declare an outbreak of rabies in the island group, but they are keeping a close...
Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s caribou than US authorities admit

Canadian report says oil development poses bigger risks to Arctic refuge’s...

Trump administration officials pushing for oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have understated the risks to caribou, scientists said in a report...
NASA’s ice-measuring mission may be extended after shutdown delay

NASA’s ice-measuring mission may be extended after shutdown delay

The U.S. government shutdown significantly delayed NASA’s polar ice-measuring campaign planned for this spring. The mission was postponed from March 4 to April 1...
Warming temperatures and less ice are transforming the Bering Sea ecosystem, scientists say

Warming temperatures and less ice are transforming the Bering Sea ecosystem,...

After a year of record-low ice, wildlife die-offs and warm water temperatures, scientists meeting in Anchorage compared notes and shared research findings about the...
The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

The magnetic North Pole has officially moved

On Monday, researchers updated the official location of the magnetic North Pole.The World Magnetic Model, which is maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Svalbard could warm as much as 10 degrees C by century’s end

Svalbard could warm as much as 10 degrees C by century’s...

A new grim climate report outlines how thawing permafrost combined with more heavy rainfall will trigger landslides and coastal erosion in Svalbard, Norway's Arctic...
Spring rains boost permafrost methane emissions, study finds

Spring rains boost permafrost methane emissions, study finds

In the far north, spring rains may be bringing something more ominous than flowers.When those spring rains fall on permafrost bogs, they trigger an...
A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought, scientists warn

A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought,...

You’ve most likely never heard of blaNDM-1, but scientists say discovery of the microbial gene in Svalbard is an important step in understanding one...
Insects play an important role in caribou migration, new research finds

Insects play an important role in caribou migration, new research finds

A new analysis of North American caribou pinpoints one reason for changes in migration and, potentially, for lower calving rates: insects.“Insects, in the summer,...