Caribou make the world’s longest land migration — but face risks from Arctic development, a new study says

Caribou make the world’s longest land migration — but face risks...

Caribou and reindeer travel the longest distance while migrating on land, a new study shows. But they don’t move the most throughout the year;...
Quickly retreating sea ice off Alaska is driving another dramatic Arctic melt season

Quickly retreating sea ice off Alaska is driving another dramatic Arctic...

Ice in the Beaufort Sea is scarcer now than in early June of any other year in the satellite record, and the vast stretches...
The magnetic North Pole is still moving toward Russia, but has slowed its pace

The magnetic North Pole is still moving toward Russia, but has...

Earlier this month, researchers released the latest version of the World Magnetic Model. They found that the magnetic North Pole is still moving eastward,...
Some Alaska seals are getting skinnier — probably because of retreating sea ice

Some Alaska seals are getting skinnier — probably because of retreating...

As sea ice off Alaska continues its long-term vanishing trend, two seal species that depend on ice may be showing the effects in their...
Warming temperatures and less ice are transforming the Bering Sea ecosystem, scientists say

Warming temperatures and less ice are transforming the Bering Sea ecosystem,...

After a year of record-low ice, wildlife die-offs and warm water temperatures, scientists meeting in Anchorage compared notes and shared research findings about the...
Siberia’s heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate scientists say

Siberia’s heat wave is a ‘warning cry’ from the Arctic, climate...

LONDON/GENEVA — Pine trees are bursting into flames. Boggy peatlands are tinderbox dry. And towns in northern Russia are sweltering under conditions more typical...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
Meet three women who are racing to defuse a climate-change bomb in the Arctic

Meet three women who are racing to defuse a climate-change bomb...

Banking hard over the whitecaps off the west coast of Norway, the jetliner flying Dominika Pasternak and her fellow scientists descends so sharply that...
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...
Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

Canada’s ArcticNet will have its funding renewed

ArcticNet has received a five-year funding extension worth nearly $32.5 million. The organization, based at Université Laval in Quebec City, aims to bring together Arctic...