Outbreak of new diseases in Arctic likened to ‘zombie apocalypse’

Outbreak of new diseases in Arctic likened to ‘zombie apocalypse’

As climate warms and other environmental changes occur, could the Arctic be the site of a zombie apocalypse? One could already be underway, a Centers...
Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Stealth-beating radar to shore up Canadian Arctic surveillance

Canada, it seems, has a thing for quantum physics. In 2016, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, received a standing ovation from gathered scientists after...
Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn from each other

Similar flood disasters, different responses: Villages in Alaska and Russia learn...

In the Arctic spring of 2013, river communities on either side of the Bering Strait – Alaska’s Galena on the Yukon River and Russia’s...
For scientists, effects of snow falling on ice are an Arctic mystery

For scientists, effects of snow falling on ice are an Arctic...

Snow plays a fickle role in the formation of sea ice, sometimes hindering it, sometimes helping the process along. Recent research seems to indicate...
Bering Sea ice was the lowest in 150 years this winter

Bering Sea ice was the lowest in 150 years this winter

In 150 years of record-keeping, dating back to whalers’ journals kept long before the satellite era, the Bering Sea has never had less winter...
High Arctic Char are in a losing battle with climate change

High Arctic Char are in a losing battle with climate change

The impact that climate change is inflicting on the largest known High Arctic lake — Ellesmere Island’s Lake Hazen — is nothing short of...
Wave technology is one-two punch for ice-breaking

Wave technology is one-two punch for ice-breaking

The concept of using a wave to break a solid object is well understood, even by laypeople. Find the right tone and you can...
With an unusual diversity of songs, bowhead whales are the “jazz artists” of the Arctic

With an unusual diversity of songs, bowhead whales are the “jazz...

WASHINGTON — Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, boast...
How the saga of Barents Sea snow crab illustrates the complexity of climate change

How the saga of Barents Sea snow crab illustrates the complexity...

There’s much more to snow crab than their tasty legs and claws. Especially so in the last few years as these large, cold water...
Russia starts development of North Pole research platform

Russia starts development of North Pole research platform

As vanishing Arctic ice makes it increasingly difficult to uphold research activities in the highest Arctic, Russia moves ahead with plans to build a research...