In a surprising shakeup, Biden ousts some Trump-appointed Arctic research commissioners

In a surprising shakeup, Biden ousts some Trump-appointed Arctic research commissioners

The White House on Thursday asked for the resignation of four appointees to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The move is unprecedented in the commission’s...
A new Indigenous-led study documents how ice loss is changing seal hunts

A new Indigenous-led study documents how ice loss is changing seal...

A decline in sea ice coverage has drastically reduced the amount of time that Inupiat residents of northwestern Alaska can hunt bearded seals, forcing...
The Arctic’s most populous mammal is still a puzzle for researchers

The Arctic’s most populous mammal is still a puzzle for researchers

Zoologist and researcher Dominique Fauteux was out on the tundra outside of Salluit earlier this summer when he noticed a least six couples of...
How Arctic warming triggers extreme cold waves like the Texas freeze

How Arctic warming triggers extreme cold waves like the Texas freeze

In February 2021, in the midst of rapidly warming global temperatures, an exceptionally severe cold wave hit large parts of North America, from Canada...
Rapid global warming 55 million years ago in Greenland shows what the future may hold

Rapid global warming 55 million years ago in Greenland shows what...

Frozen northeast Greenland seems an unlikely place to gain insight into our ever-warming world. Between 50 million and 60 million years ago, however, the...
Swiss-Danish expedition finds the world’s northernmost island

Swiss-Danish expedition finds the world’s northernmost island

We were a team of five from the Leister Expedition Around North Greenland 2021, a Swiss-Danish scientific expedition, that landed on the island in...
US icebreaker departs on a voyage that will transit the Northwest Passage

US icebreaker departs on a voyage that will transit the Northwest...

A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker embarked Wednesday on a long Arctic mission that includes a rare transit of the Northwest Passage, conducting scientific research...
What Greenland’s record-breaking rain means for the planet

What Greenland’s record-breaking rain means for the planet

For three days this month, 7 billion tonnes of rain fell across Greenland — the largest amount since records began in 1950. It’s also...
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...