Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida) could soon get a critical habitat more than twice the size of California within the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
Eighteen years ago this July, a group of 14 adventurers unloaded tents, gear, food, canoes, and two guitars from the back of a big old bus and loaded them into 7 canoes in a nondescript boat launch outside of Yellowknife, NWT.
As the far north heats up, its inhabitants—from musk oxen to residents of growing cities—are getting ill
A new project could help improve understanding of how the dwindling sea ice interacts with the atmosphere
An evolutionary analysis shows that the two species diverged within the past 500,000 years
Call it a contradiction of glacial proportions—an Arctic paradox.The world pushes for stronger protective measures to curb climate change scientists say is accelerating the destruction of the Arctic—melting ice sheets, thawing frozen soil and threatening the iconic polar bear. Call it plan A.There is a contingency plan, however, that takes advantage of new Arctic opportunities—in shipping, mining, drilling and national security—if the big melt continues apace.
The following project constitutes a half-hour activity for 3-, 4-, or 5-year olds. It includes the entire process from finding fossils to putting the recovered pieces together like a puzzle to drawing our best guess at what it looked like in life.
Some people call Ken Golden the "Indiana Jones" of mathematics due to his frequent excursions to remote, harsh parts of the world. Golden, a professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, studies the dynamics of sea ice, and he regularly goes out into the field to test his hypotheses.
The Arctic now has seven times less old sea ice than it did 30 years ago. What does that mean for our planet's habitability?
Boom in Arctic Ocean drilling means hazardous leaks under ice, hidden from sight—but not from sound
The frequency of the strongest storms in the Arctic continues to increase
The rapid, unplanned experiment of global warming is pushing some animals to the brink
Polar bears are shifting their hunting techniques and diets as Arctic ice continues to melt
The biggest waves seen in northern sea ice show how this vital cover can be crushed much faster than expected
Seasonal sea ice projections for this summer could be improved by including measurements of pools of water that collect on top of sea ice as it melts