As the Arctic melts, permafrost there has the potential to send huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, but exactly how much is up for grabs, depending on what we do to stem climate change in coming years.
Arctic Archives - State of the Planet
Biological oceanographer Hugh Ducklow describes decades of work in far-flung places to understand the evolving ecology of the oceans. The picture is not always clear.
Russia’s decline of the observer invitation and the deaths of several marines underscore the seriousness of the circumstances which surround the event this year.
New Film Explores Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science to Understand Waning Arctic Sea Ice
A launch event will include clips from the film; discussion by Iñupiaq elders, scientists and the filmmaker; and audience Q&A.
Seals have been a staple for the coastal village of Kotzebue for generations. Rapid changes in sea ice driven by ocean warmth are presenting a challenge for hunters.
Researchers have zeroed in on what they call the Last Ice Area, where the last year-round Arctic ice, and associated ecosystems may–or may not–survive in a warmer future.
Russian Geopolitical Strategies in the Arctic Are Complicated by Rapid Glacier Retreat on Remote Islands
On a remote High Arctic island covered by glaciers, melting ice is a key player in Russian military and political interests.
Researchers from around the world have established a new archive of data documenting changes in the movements of animals in the far north.
Youth and Greenpeace activists projected a video onto a glacier in Svalbard, following a trend of using glaciers to call attention to the climate emergency.