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...
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...