Iceland's geographic position in the Arctic region and our outlook on climate change are intertwined and inseparable. Nowhere else on the planet are the effects of climate change as visible as in the Arctic region. Temperatures in the...Show More Summary
The levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers has been determined by researchers who found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming.
Rising arctic temperatures have scientists nervous that trapped greenhouse gasses may be escaping the frozen ground and increasing global warming
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Savannah, Ga. - University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. Show More Summary
Using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data and other sources, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have projected that the near-surface permafrost that presently underlies 38 percent of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16 to 24 percent by the end of the 21st century under widely accepted climate scenarios. Show More Summary
Sami reindeer herders in Norway fear climate change could force the abandonment of a thousand year way of life.
According to a spokesman, Russian Airborne Forces are expected to conduct military exercises in the Arctic region in 2016.
From polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, to communities in the Brazilian Amazon, to blue oak trees in Central California, the impacts of climate change is being felt by plants, animals and people across the planet. As world leaders gather...Show More Summary
This is a guest post by Tim Donaghy of Greenpeace USA. Royal Dutch Shell may have recently scrapped its plans to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea, but the oil industry has not given up its designs on the Arctic Ocean’s fossil fuels.Show More Summary
A modified version of the Russian Mil Mi-8 military transport helicopter adapted for Arctic weather conditions was demonstrated to journalists near Ulan-Ude, the capital of Russia’s Buryat Republic.
A wide range of threats to Russia's national security is emerging in the Arctic, Deputy Defense Minister said.
By Catherine Horn, College of Education At the University of Houston’s recent symposium on the future of arctic drilling, journalist and author Bob Reiss recounted the story of a war games exercise he observed. While gaming the scenario “what if there is a massive oil spill in Barrow, Alaska,” none of [...]
A number of countries have expressed interest in purchasing Russia’s new Arctic-optimized helicopter, a managing director of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant manufacturing facility, said Wednesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry received its first helicopter developed for Arctic deployment, the Russian Helicopters manufacturer said Wednesday.
As the climate talks crest in Paris, the Obama administration will host an important meeting in Washington on controlling Arctic Ocean fishing.
"We are in deep yogurt," says Ola Johannesen, He ought to know. He has spent four decades studying the Norwegian Arctic, and just given a paper at a symposium that the American Polar Institute organized with Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Show More Summary
Angus King, the United States Senator from Maine and co-chair of the Senate Arctic Caucus, recently spoke to the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland about the qualities of leadership, defined by the great Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton...Show More Summary
Ominous skies don't bode well for migrating birds. (Photo: Unsplash/pixabay) If it wasn’t already enough to fly thousands of miles—44,000 round trip, if you’re the Arctic tern —birds of all shapes, sizes, and flying styles are now facing increasing obstacles to migration. Show More Summary
A recent study published in the journal Geology shared some surprising findings: the icy landscape of Svalbard, Norway was once home to an ancient tropical forest. A group of researchers from Cardiff University found fossilized tree stumps belonging to lycopsids, a tropical tree, during the course of field work in the area. Show More Summary