Canadian scientists are on edge about Arctic research funding

Canadian scientists are on edge about Arctic research funding

Jennifer Provencher’s Instagram feed is flooded with images of snowy glacier-shaped landscapes, small propeller planes, seal skins and seabird eggs. A postdoctoral fellow at...
Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Arctic continues to experience warmer-than-average temperatures

Warm January temperatures are lasting into February in some Arctic locations. On Monday and Tuesday, Cape Morris Jesup in Greenland recorded temperatures above freezing —and...
Arctic sea ice algae need less light to grow than researchers thought. Here’s why that matters

Arctic sea ice algae need less light to grow than researchers...

Large-massed animals like polar bears and walruses might attract much of the news coverage in the Arctic. But smaller players like sea algae also...
Report: Arctic refuge coastal plain, poised for oil development, is increasingly important for wildlife

Report: Arctic refuge coastal plain, poised for oil development, is increasingly...

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, the area slated by the Trump administration for oil leasing, is an increasingly important site for polar...
Thawing Arctic permafrost could release massive amounts of mercury

Thawing Arctic permafrost could release massive amounts of mercury

First, there was the “carbon bomb.” Now add a mercury bomb to the scary risks posed by permafrost thaw. New research shows that permafrost soils...
Arctic clouds are more vulnerable to pollution than once thought

Arctic clouds are more vulnerable to pollution than once thought

When Tim Garrett was a graduate student, his research brought him to what was then Barrow (and today Utqiagvik), the northernmost settlement in Alaska....
Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

WASHINGTON — A study of polar bear metabolism conducted near Alaska's Prudhoe Bay has provided more reason to worry about the future of these...
Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Measuring about a foot on its longest side and not much thicker than a long book, the first satellite to be taken into use...
A Chukchi Sea oil spill would affect polar bears in both Chukotka and Alaska

A Chukchi Sea oil spill would affect polar bears in both...

A major oil spill in the Arctic Ocean on either side of the maritime border between Russia and the United States would threaten polar...
A new project reveals big gaps in what we know about Arctic biodiversity

A new project reveals big gaps in what we know about...

A far-reaching assessment of Arctic marine biodiversity has identified ways that sea life, from tiny plankton to huge whales, are responding to the fast-changing...