ARCTIC

Tech news

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.
Maddie Stone
8.13.19
climate change

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.
Becky Ferreira
8.12.19
climate change

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.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
Science

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.
Craig S. Smith
7.24.19
tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
7.8.19
Tech news

'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.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
Science

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."
Sarah Emerson
6.27.19
tech-science

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.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
Film

'Arctic' Is the Latest in a Long Line of Horrifying Survivalist Flicks

Nature remains undefeated.
Miles Howard
2.7.19
ALIENS

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.
Himali Singh Soin
6.21.18
Film

Mads Mikkelsen Starved Himself to Exhaustion for His Latest Role

"The conditions were our biggest enemy but also our biggest friend," he says of Joe Penna's 'Arctic,' which just made its Cannes debut.
Manuela Lazic
5.14.18
Scramble for the Arctic

Canada welcomes China’s plan to build a “Polar Silk Road” in the Arctic

Climate change means new access to resources and shipping routes as analysts downplay risk of geopolitical confrontation
Chris Arsenault
2.1.18
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