A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped heavy oil on Alaska’s North Slope

A test project will use polymers to try to unlock untapped...

Overlaying the prolific oil reservoirs that have fed production of the Alaska North Slope oil fields for the past four decades is a completely...
How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

How traditional knowledge helps scientists studying polar bears in Greenland

  When trying to learn more about the polar bear population in Greenland, start with the people whose job is to know them best: polar...
Continuous satellite coverage in the Arctic could help predict extreme weather around the globe

Continuous satellite coverage in the Arctic could help predict extreme weather...

This past winter, the Arctic didn’t stay put. A polar vortex bulge brought extremely low temperatures to the U.S. East Coast; Niagara Falls began...
Scientists use ancient Icelandic genomes to track rapid population change

Scientists use ancient Icelandic genomes to track rapid population change

In a new study released last week, scientists have mapped the ancient movements of an Arctic population using the genomes of ancestors past. Focusing on...
Amundsen icebreaker prepares for another summer of Arctic science

Amundsen icebreaker prepares for another summer of Arctic science

Researchers on Canada’s Amundsen icebreaker have embarked on another voyage to conduct scientific research in the eastern Arctic. The Amundsen is the only Canadian Coast...
Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Conservation groups, Greenland fishermen agree on 12-year salmon moratorium

Greenland’s commercial fishermen have signed away the right to catch $4 million worth salmon in the waters along the western coast of their country...
Alaska region’s success at reducing STD rates offers lessons for other Arctic regions

Alaska region’s success at reducing STD rates offers lessons for other...

As rates of sexually transmitted diseases spike across Alaska and the Arctic, one Alaska region has taken a new public health approach to reverse...
Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

Could resurrecting mammoths help stop Arctic emissions?

If you managed to time travel back to Ice-Age Europe, you might be forgiven for thinking you had instead crash landed in some desolate...
A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set to take effect

A new Arctic Council agreement on international science cooperation is set...

An agreement among Arctic nations to cooperate on scientific research will go into effect on May 23 and, officials hope, make it easier for...
New Greenland telescope begins search for black holes

New Greenland telescope begins search for black holes

A 12-meter telescope began operation at Greenland’s Thule Air Base earlier this month. The Greenland Telescope represents a crucial addition to an international effort...