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...
How Arctic ice cores helped track the ups and downs of the Roman Empire

How Arctic ice cores helped track the ups and downs of...

Hundreds of miles away, thousands of years in the future, an ice core has helped chart the peaks and lows of the Roman Empire. In...
An ice researcher’s memoir follows the unfolding story Arctic melting tells about climate change

An ice researcher’s memoir follows the unfolding story Arctic melting tells...

Arctic sea ice is the most tangible, measurable and visible sign of climate change in the northern part of the world. But there was a...
Arctic seabirds build nests with plastic waste

Arctic seabirds build nests with plastic waste

Thousands and thousands of birds are packed together, making noise, quarreling with each other over each square centimeter on the cliffs at Gjesværstappan, the...
A spike in central Arctic Ocean radium levels startled scientists — and led to discoveries about how the ocean is rapidly changing

A spike in central Arctic Ocean radium levels startled scientists —...

In 2007, researchers climbed onto the icebreaker Polarstern and debarked from the northern Norwegian city of Tromsø, which sailed  to the central Arctic Ocean....