How Russia’s Ukraine war is upending international scientific research across the Bering Strait

How Russia’s Ukraine war is upending international scientific research across the...

Don Anderson, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been on a mission to learn about algal toxin risks in the...
How thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape

How thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape

Across the Arctic, strange things are happening to the landscape. Massive lakes, several square miles in size, have disappeared in the span of a few...
Pacific salmon can now reproduce in Alaska’s Arctic, researchers find

Pacific salmon can now reproduce in Alaska’s Arctic, researchers find

Waist-deep in the waters of Jago Lagoon off Alaska’s North Slope, biologist Vanessa von Biela and her research partners got a big surprise in...
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...
An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key US Arctic research agency

An Alaska scientist will fill the last vacancy at a key...

President Joe Biden has appointed an Indigenous scientist from Alaska to the seventh and final seat on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Nikoosh Carlo, who...
US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging strategy’

US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging...

The Biden administration is requesting $125 million in its 2023 budget to purchase an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker. The funds would cover the estimated...
Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move into ice

Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move...

There is still plenty of work left to be done. The 83-meter vessel with the peculiar shape is wrapped in scaffold in the Admiralty...
How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

LONDON — Advances in satellite technology have revealed that the world's glaciers contain significantly less ice than previously thought, according to a study published...
An unusually cool ‘blue blob’ in the North Atlantic is slowing glacier loss in Iceland

An unusually cool ‘blue blob’ in the North Atlantic is slowing...

A patch of unusually cold water in the North Atlantic Ocean, known as the “blue blob,” could forestall some of Iceland’s glacier melt in...