Yereth Rosen /Alaska Dispatch

The Arctic Ocean is now on track to become ice-free in summers as soon as two decades from now, while autumn and winter temperatures in the Arctic, if carbon emissions are not controlled, will be about 22 degrees higher in 2100 than they were at the end of the 20th century.
April 26, 2017
The meltdown at the top of the world proceeded at an unprecedented clip over the past year, a sweeping scientific report said Tuesday.
December 16, 2016
More than a year ago, five Arctic nations signed a declaration pledging to keep their fishing fleets out of the international waters in the Arctic Ocean, an area increasingly ripe for exploitation as summer sea ice diminishes — and perhaps increasingly vulnerable with so little known about its ecology.
December 08, 2016
Even though no one yet is offering to spend money to build a full-service U.S. Arctic port, some steps could — and should — be taken in the next few years to prepare for the potential onslaught of new maritime traffic in the Bering Strait and waters further north, a new federal report says.
May 25, 2016
Sixteen governments, nongovernmental organizations and regional groups – some closer to the tropics than to the Arctic Circle – are seeking to join in the Arctic Council family as formally designated observers.
March 16, 2016
To survive the harsh conditions of the Arctic, polar bears roaming Alaska’s Beaufort Sea coastline subsist on the equivalent of about one adult ringed seal every 10 days and, to make those fatty calories last, spend most of their daylight hours lounging around on the ice and snow, new research shows.
February 09, 2016
Greenland’s glaciers are shedding ice at faster rates, dumping mass into ocean waters and driving up sea levels.
February 05, 2016