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...
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...
Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Conservationists who have brought the Arctic fox in Norway and Sweden back from the brink of extinction will receive an additional €1 million ($1.1...
Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy in the Arctic

Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy...

Arctic renewable energy has the potential for a global impact, but stories of energy transformation in the region are often overshadowed. For the month...
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 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...
Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more frequent

Boreal forests are losing their carbon-storing abilities as fires become more...

For millennia, the North’s boreal forests have sucked carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the greenhouse gas layer enveloping the planet. But now, as big...
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...