Why lakes in Alaska’s Arctic national parks are disappearing — sometimes in a matter of days

Why lakes in Alaska’s Arctic national parks are disappearing — sometimes...

Permafrost lakes in Arctic Alaska’s national parks lost about 19.5 square kilometers of surface area from 2000 to 2017, and the losses have accelerated...
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...
With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

Resorting to geoengineering, taking steps to purposely alter the Earth’s climate, to address the effects of a changing climate, is an old idea, dating...
A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought, scientists warn

A Svalbard discovery shows ‘superbugs’ travel faster, further than previously thought,...

You’ve most likely never heard of blaNDM-1, but scientists say discovery of the microbial gene in Svalbard is an important step in understanding one...
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...
Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study recommends

Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study...

As sea ice in the Arctic recedes, the region is increasingly touted as a shorter route for shippers, reducing sailing distances between Europe and...
Sea snails may offer insights into Arctic Ocean’s acidification

Sea snails may offer insights into Arctic Ocean’s acidification

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans kicked off another season of research in the western Arctic on Aug. 1, when eight crew members aboard...
Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

A new report published by Birdlife International lists 25 Icelandic birds species as endangered.The report, the State of the World's birds 2018, provides a...
A geologist’s front-row seat to Greenland glacial melt

A geologist’s front-row seat to Greenland glacial melt

IN THE AREA OF KULUSUK, EAST GREENLAND — As we approached the glacier, mountain guide David Gladwin lost his footing in deep mud. “Go left!”...
US Arctic research guidelines are getting an overhaul

US Arctic research guidelines are getting an overhaul

For the first time in decades, U.S. federal agencies that conduct research in the Arctic are reexamining the way they do that research.The Interagency...