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...
Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend on them

Climate change is affecting wild berries, and the people who depend...

For many people in regions across the Far North who depend on wild food, there is a common traditional pattern: Harvest salmon when the...
Arctic sea ice just reached the second lowest winter maximum on record

Arctic sea ice just reached the second lowest winter maximum on...

Arctic sea ice has begun its annual melt after reaching the second-lowest winter maximum extent in the 39-year satellite record. The maximum extent of 14.48...
Meteorologists urge closer collaboration to improve safety, climate assessments

Meteorologists urge closer collaboration to improve safety, climate assessments

The heads of meteorological institutes from around the Arctic say greater collaboration and improved communications systems are necessary in order to attain the level...
What does ‘shrubification’ mean for the Arctic?

What does ‘shrubification’ mean for the Arctic?

It’s a phenomenon so common it has morphed into its own verb. “Shrubification” describes the expansion of shrubs across the Arctic, from the North...
With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

With glacial melt accelerating, a geoengineering movement gathers momentum

Resorting to geoengineering, taking steps to purposely alter the Earth’s climate, to address the effects of a changing climate, is an old idea, dating...
Already in overtime, NASA’s ice-monitoring mission is finally nearing its end

Already in overtime, NASA’s ice-monitoring mission is finally nearing its end

When it began in 2010, NASA’s Operation IceBridge was meant as a stop-gap solution that would last for five years, spanning the unexpected loss...
A new study further links warm Arctic temperatures with extreme weather at lower latitudes

A new study further links warm Arctic temperatures with extreme weather...

As the Arctic experiences one of its warmest winters on record, parts of Europe and the eastern U.S. are enduring blistering cold and snow....
Deep-sea Arctic starfish have eyes (and some other cool talents)

Deep-sea Arctic starfish have eyes (and some other cool talents)

Don’t look now, but that starfish is checking you out. Well, kinda. The fact that these creatures found in dark ocean waters have the capability...