arctic
Sampling the New Arctic
Sampling the New Arctic
Bob Grant | Feb 14, 2013
Scenes from a research trip, where researchers peered beneath the ice to shine a light on the emerging picture of a changing Arctic Ocean
Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic
Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic
Bob Grant | Feb 14, 2013
New research adds to an emerging picture of the changes that global warming and thinning ice are wreaking on the marine ecosystems at the top of the world.
Science on Ice
Science on Ice
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 2, 2013
Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.
Arctic Bloomers
Arctic Bloomers
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists studying the Arctic Ocean aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker discover one of the largest phytoplankton blooms ever recorded—beneath sea ice.
Arctic’s Menacing Melt
Arctic’s Menacing Melt
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 7, 2012
A new assessment reveals that the Arctic’s environment is rapidly deteriorating, threatening species and global weather patterns.
Arctic Ice Melting Fast
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 21, 2012
The sea ice in the Arctic is expected to hit a record low by the end of the month.
Playing Sides on Arctic Research
Hayley Dunning | Aug 13, 2012
A polar bear researcher is being investigated for opposing oil and gas industry research initiative in the Arctic, while supporting a similar proposal from NOAA.
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 11, 2012
Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.
Polar Bear More Ancient Than Realized
Jef Akst | Apr 20, 2012
A genetic analysis reveals that the polar bear split from the brown bear some 600,000 years ago.
New fungal hiding places
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 23, 2011
Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.