Woolly rhino remains found in thawing Siberian permafrost

Woolly rhino remains found in thawing Siberian permafrost

MOSCOW — Russian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than 12,000 years...
Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North Pole’ research station afloat

Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North...

As Russia prepares to the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a unique Arctic research vessel is preparing to undertake its first voyage. Hardly ever before...
Citing climate change and wildlife impacts, a new lawsuit seeks to overturn approval of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Citing climate change and wildlife impacts, a new lawsuit seeks to...

A lawsuit seeking to overturn the Trump administration's approval of a massive new oil project on Alaska’s North Slope alleges that agencies within the...
How tiny growth rings revealed the secret link between sea ice loss and tundra ‘greening’ and ‘browning’

How tiny growth rings revealed the secret link between sea ice...

As the Arctic warms and shrub growth continues expanding to higher latitudes, a paradox has emerged: Plants in many parts of the warming Arctic...
Environmental, Native groups seek temporary halt to Arctic refuge lease sale as seismic plan gains momentum

Environmental, Native groups seek temporary halt to Arctic refuge lease sale...

Three weeks before the outgoing Trump administration plans to auction off tracts in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain to oil companies, environmental...
How tall tundra shrubs reveal the hidden presence of permanently thawed tundra soil

How tall tundra shrubs reveal the hidden presence of permanently thawed...

Permafrost, ground that is frozen year-round, has a polar opposite: talik, ground that is thawed year-round. And when talik appears in permafrost landscapes, it...
Federal appeals court strikes down the Trump administration’s approval of an Alaska offshore Arctic oil project

Federal appeals court strikes down the Trump administration’s approval of an...

A federal court on Monday voided the Trump administration’s approval of an offshore oil field in Arctic Alaska. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s...
Climate-driven changes in the Arctic are interconnected, says 2020 annual report card

Climate-driven changes in the Arctic are interconnected, says 2020 annual report...

 The Arctic continued a streak of record or near-record climate events over the past year — racking up the second-highest average air temperatures in...
US federal agency denies a petition to delist Alaska’s ringed seals

US federal agency denies a petition to delist Alaska’s ringed seals

Federal regulators on Wednesday rejected a petition from the state of Alaska and other entities to remove Endangered Species Act protections for Arctic ringed...
Receding sea ice is making some Nunavut polar bear populations fatter — for now

Receding sea ice is making some Nunavut polar bear populations fatter...

Polar bears in two Nunavut regions have been getting fatter since the 1990s, partially because of melting sea ice, according to reports published by...