ICC publishes protocols for ethical engagement in the Arctic

ICC publishes protocols for ethical engagement in the Arctic

As more scientists, policymakers, industrial developers and mariners head north into the warming and melting Arctic, some of the region’s Indigenous people have developed...
Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in...

While the Trump administration is preparing studies leading up to its planned oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the government across the...
How two space-exploration projects are using the Arctic to stand in for extraterrestrial environments

How two space-exploration projects are using the Arctic to stand in...

If you want to get an idea of what Mars looks like, a good place to start, ironically, is Google Earth. The service provides highly...
A new database reveals previously unsuspected patterns of Arctic animal movement

A new database reveals previously unsuspected patterns of Arctic animal movement

Scientists have long known that global warming is changing the Arctic’s climate, and with it, the living conditions for the animals there. Individual studies...
Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

Environmentalists plan lawsuit to force habitat protections for ice seals

An environmental group says it plans to sue the Trump administration for failing to designate critical habitat for two species of threatened ice seals...
A new 3D model bolsters the case that climate change is causing mysterious Siberia craters

A new 3D model bolsters the case that climate change is...

A 3D model of a massive 30-meter-deep crater on the Siberian tundra supports scientists previous suspicion that climate change is behind the explosions that...
Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher waves

Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher...

Receding sea ice is increasingly making Arctic routes a viable option for shippers, but with less ice comes greater potential for higher waves. While...
Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways as ice melts, experts say

Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways...

As the Arctic changes rapidly, a key legal justification for Russian and Canadian control of Arctic seaways may change as well. At two different D.C....
Water and sanitation deficiencies worsened the COVID pandemic in rural Alaska, a study finds

Water and sanitation deficiencies worsened the COVID pandemic in rural Alaska,...

A lack of adequate water and sewer service and overcrowded housing combined to make the COVID-19 pandemic more severe in rural Alaska, a new...
Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as native Atlantic salmon decline

Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as...

The Fishing and Hunting Association in the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger last week halted fishing in several of its local rivers. The ban comes...