For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than an oil spill

For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than...

The most dangerous ecological disaster for the islands of the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea, biologicals have long warned, wouldn't be an oil...
Researchers link 2016’s Arctic extremes to human-caused climate change

Researchers link 2016’s Arctic extremes to human-caused climate change

Warm temperatures in the Arctic have attracted headlines this year, but it was deja vu for some scientists who witnessed the same weather and...
An inside view of a threatened centuries-old Faroe Islands tradition

An inside view of a threatened centuries-old Faroe Islands tradition

In the opening sequences of Michael Day’s recent documentary “The Islands and the Whales,” snow-dusted peaks rise out of a dark ocean and steep...
This year’s Arctic sea ice melt season is off to an unusually fast start

This year’s Arctic sea ice melt season is off to an...

For every day of April, Arctic sea ice extent was at or near record lows for this time of year, continuing a recent pattern...
A changing climate is altering Arctic insect populations

A changing climate is altering Arctic insect populations

The springtail is not one of your better-known Arctic creatures. The small, wingless insect gets its name from how it uses its rigid tail...
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

This weekend, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, slowly making its way to Arctic waters. The power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was launched...
Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

The Arctic may be thousands of miles from the planet's largest cities and fastest booming populations, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of human...
Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a big way

Melting Arctic sends a message: Climate change is here in a...

Scientists have known for a long time that as climate change started to heat up the Earth, its effects would be most pronounced in...
Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Mysterious circles in Arctic sea ice have scientists baffled

Just when all the mysteries of the natural world seem to be answered, a pattern of Arctic sea ice circles comes your way. Recently, scientists...
UAF, Sandia labs agree to cooperate on Arctic research

UAF, Sandia labs agree to cooperate on Arctic research

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has signed an agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to cooperate on Arctic research, the institutions said on Tuesday. The umbrella...