Arctic sea ice melt marks a new polar climate regime

Arctic sea ice melt marks a new polar climate regime

ARCTIC OCEAN — At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets...
A simmering Aleutian volcano could provide the breakthrough geothermal energy project Alaska has been waiting for

A simmering Aleutian volcano could provide the breakthrough geothermal energy project...

Arctic renewable energy has the potential for a global impact, but stories of energy transformation in the region are often overshadowed. For the month...
Winter ice in the Bering Sea reached its lowest levels in millennia, a new study finds

Winter ice in the Bering Sea reached its lowest levels in...

LONDON — The Bering Sea ice cover during the winters of 2018 and 2019 hit new lows not seen in thousands of years, scientists...
Cumberland Sound bowhead whales may be able to adapt to habitat changes: study

Cumberland Sound bowhead whales may be able to adapt to habitat...

Hunters, fishers and whalers have seen, and told stories about, bowhead whales inhabiting Cumberland Sound year-round, going back hundreds of years. Now, science can...
How low did it go? Scientists calculate Earth’s Ice Age temperatures

How low did it go? Scientists calculate Earth’s Ice Age temperatures

WASHINGTON — Guided by ocean plankton fossils and climate models, scientists have calculated just how cold it got on Earth during the depths of...
Sweden’s new mental health strategy will include Sámi for the first time

Sweden’s new mental health strategy will include Sámi for the first...

The Swedish government recently announced it will update its national strategy for suicide prevention and the promotion of good mental health, and for the...
Lawsuits seek to overturn Trump plan for expanded NPR-A oil development

Lawsuits seek to overturn Trump plan for expanded NPR-A oil development

Several environmental groups on Tuesday filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn the Trump administration’s endorsement of expanded oil development on federal territory on the...
A melting glacier keeps shrinking Sweden’s highest mountain

A melting glacier keeps shrinking Sweden’s highest mountain

Sweden’s highest mountain is — as it always has been — Kebnekaise, in the country’s far North. But the retreat this summer of the...
Arctic ice extent is unlikely to hit a record-low minimum, but lingering ice is ‘thin and porous’

Arctic ice extent is unlikely to hit a record-low minimum, but...

Ice is still present in the Arctic Ocean, and a record-low minimum extent is highly unlikely next month, experts say. But the low quality of...
Greenland’s ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds

Greenland’s ice sheet saw record mass loss in 2019, study finds

Greenland's ice sheet lost a record amount of mass last year, according to a study published on Thursday, a finding that could prompt scientists...