Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change — it also contributes to it

Arctic coastal erosion isn’t just a byproduct of climate change —...

Thousands of years ago, at the end of the last glacial period, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere shot up suddenly on three separate occasions...
Alaska health officials now recommend much higher Vitamin D supplements

Alaska health officials now recommend much higher Vitamin D supplements

In Alaska, as in the rest of the circumpolar North, residents struggle with deficiencies of Vitamin D, a bone-strengthening nutrient the body absorbs from...
The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving fast enough to worry scientists

The magnetic North Pole is moving at an alarming rate and forcing researchers to update a navigational model.According to The Washington Post, almost half...
Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red flag’ in warming climate

Alaska seabird die-offs, now in their fifth year, are a ‘red...

For five years in a row, masses of dead birds have been turning up on Alaska shorelines.The big die-offs involve different species in different...
The Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting rapidly — so what will happen to the Northern Lights?

The Earth’s magnetic north pole is shifting rapidly — so what...

Like most planets in our solar system, the Earth has its own magnetic field. Thanks to its largely molten iron core, our planet is...
Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the North Pole

Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the...

After reaching a record-setting point and completing a resupply rendezvous with the German research vessel Polarstern, the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn is in need...
Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

For more than a century and a half, mystery has shrouded the Franklin Expedition, a doomed attempt to find the fabled Northwest Passage. The...
A walrus turns up in East Iceland

A walrus turns up in East Iceland

A large walrus without tusks swam ashore at Þvottárfjara beach in Álftafjörður, East Iceland on Tuesday.Walruses are not native to Iceland.According to marine biologist...
For the first time, scientists have found a dangerous toxin from algae in the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea

For the first time, scientists have found a dangerous toxin from...

Scientists have discovered yet another sign of persistent warming in Arctic waters off Alaska.For the first time, officials report, clams with dangerously high levels...
Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that could be a good thing

Climate change means bigger Arctic spiders — but don’t worry, that...

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic may lead to more, and larger, wolf spiders. But this might be good for the region, according to a...