arctic
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Bowhead Whales Impress Researchers With Their Song Diversity
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2018
A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.
Neslihan Taş Studies Permafrost Microbes as They’re Roused by a Warming Climate
Neslihan Taş Studies Permafrost Microbes as They’re Roused by a Warming Climate
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.
Neurophysiologist, Ethnographer, and World Explorer Dies
Neurophysiologist, Ethnographer, and World Explorer Dies
Aggie Mika | Jul 18, 2017
S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.
Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball
Study: Arctic Warming Will Snowball
Jef Akst | Apr 28, 2015
Phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean could amplify warming near the North Pole.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
Wary Reindeer
Wary Reindeer
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 17, 2014
UV light-emitting power lines may spook reindeer and other animals, a study finds.
Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2014
Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.
US Research Fleet Bottoming Out
US Research Fleet Bottoming Out
Chris Palmer | Jun 12, 2013
Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Arctic Bacteria Thrives at Mars Temps
Bob Grant | May 23, 2013
Researchers discover a microbe living at -15°C, the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, giving hope to the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos.