ARCTIC

tipping point

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.
Terri Hansen
a day ago
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
8.13.19
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
7.30.19
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
7.25.19
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
7.5.19
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
6.14.19
camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
3.11.19
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
6.22.18
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
5.15.18
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE

These Are the Seed Banks from Around the World that Will Save Us from the Apocalypse

Photos from Dornith Doherty's project, 'Archiving Eden.'
Dornith Doherty
3.29.17
thump news

This 10-Hour Recording of Arctic Icebreaker Noises is 2017's Best Ambient Album

Move over Brian Eno.
THUMP Canada Staff
2.8.17
Art

A Paddleboarding Muralist Painted a Warning on a Melting Iceberg

As a message about the people most affected by glacial melting, paddleboarding artist Hula heads to the Canadian arctic.
Nathaniel Ainley
10.1.16
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