Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash

Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.

Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.

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Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Amanda Heidt | Nov 5, 2020
Environmental engineer Gil Bohrer discusses how long-term, large-scale tracking data can shed light on the unexpected ways animals are responding to changes in the Arctic.
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
Knock-on effects of melting sea ice in the Arctic may be to blame for a spate of gray whale deaths along their migration route from Mexico to Alaska.
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
For the past two years, the charismatic marine mammals have washed up on Pacific shores in record numbers. Scientists investigating the strandings suspect warming waters and melting sea ice are partly to blame.
Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes Found in Antarctic Sea
Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes Found in Antarctic Sea
Shawna Williams | Oct 28, 2020
The discovery puts a nail in the coffin of a long-held assumption about the limits of where the essential process can occur.
Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Amanda Heidt | Jun 24, 2020
The possibly record-breaking temps follow the warmest winter on record in the region.
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Led 20th Century Arctic Warming: Study
Lisa Winter | Jan 21, 2020
Chlorofluorocarbons and other substances were banned in 1989 under the Montreal Protocol.
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Phil Jaekl | Apr 1, 2019
A group of scientists in northern Norway are using the technique to measure biodiversity’s response to past and present climate change.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Image of the Day: Plundered Plover
Jef Akst | Nov 9, 2018
Nest predation of shorebirds that raise young in the Arctic are up threefold since the mid-20th century, and climate change may be to blame, according to a study.
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.