A new analysis finds melting at Russian Arctic glaciers is speeding up

A new analysis finds melting at Russian Arctic glaciers is speeding...

Until recently, glaciers sprawling over three separate archipelagos in Russia’s High Arctic have remained more protected and intact than the faster-melting glaciers in subarctic...
Permafrost thaw will make radon a bigger threat to Arctic residents, a  new study says

Permafrost thaw will make radon a bigger threat to Arctic residents,...

Thawing permafrost threatens to expose residents of the far north to high levels of radon, a gas that can cause lung cancer, warns a...
An unusually cool ‘blue blob’ in the North Atlantic is slowing glacier loss in Iceland

An unusually cool ‘blue blob’ in the North Atlantic is slowing...

A patch of unusually cold water in the North Atlantic Ocean, known as the “blue blob,” could forestall some of Iceland’s glacier melt in...
How researchers are using movies to tell the stories of Arctic science

How researchers are using movies to tell the stories of Arctic...

When scientists want to get the word out about research findings published in academic journals, the usual approach is to have sponsor institutions issue...
World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

LONDON — Advances in satellite technology have revealed that the world's glaciers contain significantly less ice than previously thought, according to a study published...
A new bridge is planned at the site of a permafrost thaw-induced landslide in Denali National Park

A new bridge is planned at the site of a permafrost...

In the North, where permafrost thaw and glacial melt has destabilized slopes, one of the best-known landslide risks is poised for a major safety...
Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than previously thought

Ancient DNA suggests woolly mammoths roamed the Earth more recently than...

In 2010, small cores of permafrost sediments were collected by a team at the University of Alberta from gold mines in the Klondike region...
What climate change in Alaska sounds like as a musical composition

What climate change in Alaska sounds like as a musical composition

Climate change in Alaska is something that residents and scientists can easily see, measure and feel. They can see the loss of sea and...
Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

Are the northern lights caused by ‘particles from the Sun’? Not exactly

What a spectacle a big aurora is, its shimmering curtains and colorful rays of light illuminating a dark sky. Many people refer to aurora...
Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move into ice

Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move...

There is still plenty of work left to be done. The 83-meter vessel with the peculiar shape is wrapped in scaffold in the Admiralty...