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...
Ukraine conflict hurts Russian science, as West pulls funding

Ukraine conflict hurts Russian science, as West pulls funding

LONDON — Dozens of international scientists have arrived each year since 2000 at Russia's remote Northeast Science Station on the Kolyma River in Siberia...
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...
Biden administration decides habitat for threatened ice-dependent seals

Biden administration decides habitat for threatened ice-dependent seals

The Biden administration on Thursday announced its designation of critical habitat for two threatened species of ice-dependent Alaska seals, ending a decade-long battle over...
Arctic greening won’t save the climate — here’s why

Arctic greening won’t save the climate — here’s why

Satellite images show the Arctic has been getting greener as temperatures in the far northern region rise three times faster than the global average. Some...
We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the sound of sonar

We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the...

In September 2002, a number of beaked whales were stranded and killed in the Canary Islands during a NATO naval exercise. It was the...
Against tough odds, Bering Strait residents seek cross-border ocean protections

Against tough odds, Bering Strait residents seek cross-border ocean protections

When waves of trash began piling up on beaches on the Alaska side of the Bering Strait, residents looked west to the Russian side...
Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent at a near-record early date

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent at a near-record early...

The melt season for Arctic sea ice is underway after the annual maximum extent was reached late last month. Sea ice extent reached its annual...
A huge meteorite gouged a Greenland crater 58 million years ago, study finds

A huge meteorite gouged a Greenland crater 58 million years ago,...

WASHINGTON — An immense crater in northwestern Greenland, buried under a thick sheet of ice and first spotted in 2015, is much older than...
A controversial road project in Alaska’s Arctic will get a new environmental review

A controversial road project in Alaska’s Arctic will get a new...

The Biden administration plans a partial rewrite of the environmental studies that led to the Trump administration’s approval in 2020 of a controversial industrial...