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...
Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

A new report published by Birdlife International lists 25 Icelandic birds species as endangered. The report, the State of the World's birds 2018, provides a...
Ships are venturing closer to North Pole thanks to climate change

Ships are venturing closer to North Pole thanks to climate change

Since the early 2000s, scientists have observed historical records being set, then set again in the Arctic as temperatures warm and sea ice continues...
What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

What driftwood could teach scientists about the changing Arctic climate

A British glaciologist plans to spend 10 days this September gathering driftwood from the coasts of Baffin Island and West Greenland. That’s because where driftwood...
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...