How COVID is helping spur big investment in Alaska water and sanitation services

How COVID is helping spur big investment in Alaska water and...

After a hard winter with a heavy COVID-19 toll in rural Alaska, health officials called for sweeping action to bring water and sanitation services...
The first-ever rainfall was just recorded at the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The first-ever rainfall was just recorded at the summit of the...

For the first time on record, rain fell at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported. The...
Climate change is driving the North Water Polynya toward collapse, study finds

Climate change is driving the North Water Polynya toward collapse, study...

The North Water Polynya, known to Inuit as Pikialasorsuaq, is an area of year-round open water wedged between Greenland and Canada's Ellesmere and Devon...
Alaska’s Yukon Flats region is seeing major climate-driven changes — and new oil exploration

Alaska’s Yukon Flats region is seeing major climate-driven changes — and...

Temperatures are rising, lakes are shrinking, large wildfires have become more frequent and some animals species are moving in from the south. Those climate change...
A well-preserved cave lion cub found in Siberian permafrost is 28,000 years old

A well-preserved cave lion cub found in Siberian permafrost is 28,000...

YAKUTSK — Scientists have said that an astonishingly well-preserved cave lion cub found in Siberia's permafrost lived 28,000 years ago and may even still...
A new tusk analysis reveals the life-cycle of an ancient Alaska woolly mammoth

A new tusk analysis reveals the life-cycle of an ancient Alaska...

ANCHORAGE — A woolly mammoth that roamed Alaska 17,000 years ago covered enough ground in its 28-year lifetime to nearly circle the globe twice,...
A dredging project is working to remove mercury from Sweden’s Luleå river

A dredging project is working to remove mercury from Sweden’s Luleå...

Quicksilver — properly known as mercury — does not go anywhere fast once it reaches the environment. Indeed, it does not break down at...
Dismal Yukon River salmon returns prompt widespread fishing closures, emergency aid — and tough questions

Dismal Yukon River salmon returns prompt widespread fishing closures, emergency aid...

A decades-long decline in salmon in the Yukon River has reached a crisis this year, forcing harvest closures and prompting emergency shipments of salmon...
Biden administration renews a permit that allows oil companies to accidentally disturb polar bears

Biden administration renews a permit that allows oil companies to accidentally...

The oil industry will be able to continue working around polar bears on the North Slope for the next five years, thanks to a...
In Alaska’s northern Bering Sea, a commercial pink salmon fishery emerges

In Alaska’s northern Bering Sea, a commercial pink salmon fishery emerges

At the Bering Strait port of Nome and elsewhere in Norton Sound, the commercial fishing industry is seeking to take advantage of oceanic changes...