Russia has escalated its provocative encounters in the North Pacific this year, harassing boats in U.S. fishing waters and sending bombers toward Alaska’s shores.
For the Indigenous communities who herd the animals, safeguarding dying culinary traditions isn’t merely about eating but about protecting a longstanding way of life.
Environmental groups argue that exploratory drilling licenses violate a constitutional right to a healthy environment. It’s a test case taking on an industry that is key to the country’s economy.
Scientists wondered whether animals living above the Arctic Circle had the same circadian rhythms as the rest of us.
The survey would bring heavy trucks looking for signs of oil reserves into one of the most remote and pristine parts of the United States.
In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.
The Polarstern docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway to study the rapidly changing Arctic.
The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”
Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.
Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.
Open water and rain, rather than ice and snow, are becoming typical of the region, a new study has found.
A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.
By century’s end, polar bears worldwide could become nearly extinct as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic if climate change continues unabated, scientists said.
High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.
He will need a simple, clear message to counter Trump’s “Make America Great Again” trope.
Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.
A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.
The leak of more than 20,000 tons of diesel in Siberia, said to be one of the country’s worst such accidents, turned a river crimson and was heading for the ocean.
Moscow long rejected OPEC’s pleas to reduce output, citing its frosty climate as an excuse. Now, facing a glut, the country is closing wells, many in the Arctic.
The Polarstern, a science ship, will have to temporarily break out of polar ice because supply flights are no longer possible.
Few want to talk about how 14 sailors met their deaths on a Russian engineering marvel. Fewer still want to talk about what they were doing off Norway’s waters.
In an era of lockdowns, runners are getting creative when it comes to keeping their distance while staying fit.
A member of a team that is to fly research missions as part of the Mosaic expedition has tested positive for the virus in Germany.