ARCTIC

9.24.19

Angry Walrus Attacks and Sinks Russian Navy Boat

The Russian Geographical Society says the boat of a research team in the Arctic was wrecked by a walrus.

9.16.19

More People Are Falling Through the Arctic's Melting Ice Never to Be Seen Again

Five people in Alaska alone have slipped through the ice this year, spurring hunters to ditch snowmobiles for dog sleds.

8.13.19

Old Sailor Logs Show How Frighteningly Fast the Arctic Is Losing Ice

Using records from early 20th century ships, researchers are peering into the Arctic’s past to understand the present.

8.12.19

Saving the Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' Is a Race Against Time

Canada has moved to protect the region, where Arctic wildlife is expected to make its last stand against climate change. Scientists say it's not enough.

7.29.19

The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'

The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.

7.24.19

This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.

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7.8.19

How the Black Plague Left Traces in Arctic Ice

Charlemagne’s iconic silver currency increased industrial lead pollution, while the Black Death caused it to plummet.

7.4.19

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June

More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June. They're still burning.

6.27.19

The U.S. Military Wants to Build a Strategic Port in the Melting Arctic

A military spending bill has asked for a brand new Arctic port to face "future great power competition."

6.13.19

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.

6.21.18

Looking for Aliens in the Arctic and Antarctic

With UFO sightings and temperatures on the rise, an artist discovers why the cold poles are hotspots for extraterrestrial life.

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