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...
2017 was second-warmest year on record, says NASA

2017 was second-warmest year on record, says NASA

Global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest on record, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration announced in a new report last week. That’s...
Invasive species are still rare in the Arctic — but that could soon change

Invasive species are still rare in the Arctic — but that...

The best-known instance of invasive species in the Arctic is perhaps the red king crab: In the 1960s, the Soviet Union, seeking to increase...
The caribou herd in Alaska’s Arctic refuge has grown to an all-time population high

The caribou herd in Alaska’s Arctic refuge has grown to an...

The caribou herd best known for its association with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is thriving, with its population at a record high, Alaska...
How climate change could make the threat a tiny pathogen poses to northern Canada a lot worse

How climate change could make the threat a tiny pathogen poses...

You don’t hear much about the dangers posed by toxoplasmosis, but infections caused by the tiny pathogen are powerful enough to make you sick and...
Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather in eastern North America?

Is warming in the Arctic behind this year’s crazy winter weather...

Damage from extreme weather events during 2017 racked up the biggest-ever such bills for the U.S. Most of these events involved conditions that align intuitively with...
Climate change will contribute to a wide range of health problems linked to Alaska, researchers say

Climate change will contribute to a wide range of health problems...

The rapid change in Alaska’s climate is hazardous to human health, according to a new report from an Alaska state agency. Among the expected and...