Only a handful of hyena species exist today, but this wasn't always the case. New research found that prehistoric hyenas thrived in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, hunting other animals and crossing continents.
Animals June 19, 2019
The Arctic's melting ice is causing climate change to accelerate even faster. It comes with a hefty price tag too. Researchers reveal that the global economic impact of the melting Arctic will reach nearly $70 trillion.
Earth/Environment April 23, 2019
Extreme weather events in the Arctic are leaving a trail of vulnerable plants. Known as the Arctic browning, this phenomenon may affect the survival of the region in the midst of climate change.
Earth/Environment April 12, 2019
A new study revealed that ice cliffs could break off in a process called slumping and it could trigger rapid sea level rise. Tall ice cliffs are more likely susceptible to slumping, scientists said.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2019
Greenland is already losing so much ice each year. Now, researchers found that unusual rains in the Arctic may be contributing to the phenomenon as well.
Earth/Environment March 7, 2019
Antibiotic-resistant genes first detected in India in 2008 have spread to the Arctic, one of the most pristine environments on Earth. How did the superbug genes get there?
Feature | Health January 28, 2019
A lost narwhal was seen with a beluga whale pod in Canada's St. Lawrence River for the third year in a row. The narwhal was behaving as though he was "one of the boys."
Animals September 16, 2018
A team of scientists found that the sudden thaw beneath Arctic lakes will have an impact to climate change. Within the century, researchers expect that a large amount of permafrost carbon will be released into the atmosphere.
Earth/Environment August 21, 2018
Researchers from the University of Illinois have found a potential link between tornadoes in the United States and sea ice in the Arctic. The study seeks to explain decreased tornado activity using climate and weather data gathered over a 30-year period.
Earth/Environment August 9, 2018
The Arctic Ocean faces possible near-permanent contamination as scientists collected record high of microplastics. Meanwhile, NASA explained that the ice holes found in Beaufort Sea could be more than just breathing holes but effects of warmer temperatures.
Earth/Environment April 26, 2018
Scientists discovered a subglacial lake underneath the Canadian ice continent that is four to five times saltier than seawater. It was reported that the surface resembles Jupiter’s Europa moon and may one day help understand extraterrestrial life conditions.
Earth/Environment April 12, 2018
Did this team of scientists just find the oldest living vertebrate in the world? Age and size aside, Greenland sharks are special and mysterious creatures for various reasons.
Animals December 15, 2017
Hundreds of craters caused by methane explosions were discovered underneath Barents sea. Further research finds evidence that the violent explosions could happen again in the future.
Earth/Environment June 3, 2017
Plastic pollution has slowly crept into the once-pristine Arctic Ocean. Why is this happening, how much plastic pollution really ends up in our oceans, and will it stay there forever?
Earth/Environment April 21, 2017
Plastic pollution carried by a major ocean current has found its way into the Arctic ocean, threatening the region’s pristine ecosystem, a new study revealed. Researchers say the consequences can be “disastrous.”
Earth/Environment April 19, 2017
Belugas depend on fish that feed primarily on zooplankton, which in turn relies on sea ice algae to thrive. The dwindling arctic ice means a shortage of phytoplankton, and thus a lack of food for the beluga, among other creatures.
Animals March 27, 2017
The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.
Earth/Environment March 23, 2017
The month of February 2017 was the second warmest of all Februaries in almost 140 years, according to three independent analyses released this week. It ranked second to last year's February.
Earth/Environment March 18, 2017
Rapid ocean acidification is hurting the marine life in the Arctic, mainly in the western part, where shellfish and other marine species in the food web are hit, according to a new study.
Earth/Environment March 11, 2017
The $500 billion geoengineering project to save the Arctic is seen to restore the ice level of the polar region to where it was two decades ago. Beyond the massive cost, the project is feared to have adverse effects on the food chain.
Earth/Environment February 23, 2017
Concerned over escalating temperature in the North Pole and loss of ice, scientists from the Arizona University have come forward with an Arctic refreezing plan that involves installing 10 million wind-powered fans to spray sea water during winter.
Earth/Environment February 16, 2017
Arctic sea ice has set another record low for January as temperatures in the region continue to rise. A scientist says the warming event in the Arctic is a 'chicken-egg' phenomenon.
Earth/Environment February 11, 2017
Expanding development in suburban areas is forcing out songbirds from their shelter. In the process, they lose mates, and relocation imposes hardship in breeding and hampers successful reproduction.
Animals January 5, 2017
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under the U.S Energy Department is mulling innovative use of sawdust as remediation material for mitigating oil slick at icy waters of Arctic ocean. The tests by PNNL were positive and trials are on to win the official approval for the improvised sawdust.
Earth/Environment December 15, 2016
President Barack Obama on Friday ordered greater protections for Alaska’s Bering Sea against the dangers of oil exploration, expanding ship traffic, and climate change. The new executive order also boosts federal consultation of Alaska Native villages.
Earth/Environment December 11, 2016
There have been reports of a mysterious 'pinging' sound that is said to be coming from the Arctic sea floor. An investigation launched by the Canadian military returned no answers to the origin of the phenomenon.
Earth/Environment November 4, 2016
A secret Nazi base German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered to be built was discovered in the Arctic. More than 500 relics were found at the site, including personal items with the swastika symbol.
Earth/Environment October 24, 2016
The level of Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest record ever in September, a new study revealed. Scientists say the trend could lead to more loss in the future and potentially result in the complete disappearance of sea ice.
Earth/Environment September 17, 2016
It's an arctic stakeout. At least 10 polar bears have reportedly 'besieged' a remote Arctic outpost currently housing five Russian scientists. The government is planning to send an emergency delivery to protect both scientists and animals.
Animals September 13, 2016
The level of sea ice in the Arctic is showing no signs of significant recovery, a new study by NASA revealed. Scientists continue to monitor the melting in the region.
Earth/Environment August 20, 2016
Blankets of 'watermelon snow' located in the Arctic have been found to speed up the melting of the region's glaciers. How can this phenomenon affect our planet?
Earth/Environment June 22, 2016
Melting permafrost in the Arctic produces carbon dioxide and methane that may further exacerbate warming climate. What conditions influence the release of these greenhouse gases?
Earth/Environment June 14, 2016
Arctic amplification, resulting from the loss of sea ice, could be driving global warming. How does this effect alter the global climate?
Earth/Environment June 10, 2016
A Russian Rocket is expected to crash in Canada’s Arctic waters this weekend. The rocket, which is carrying highly toxic chemicals, will be diving into a biodiversity hotspot - endangering animals such as whales, polar bears and seabirds.
Earth/Environment June 3, 2016
Food industry giants and fishing companies have joined forces in a new agreement to protect marine life in the Arctic. The agreement will limit cod fishing in the region.
Animals May 26, 2016
Whether they're called pizzly or grolar bears, a hybrid bear species is increasingly being visible to humans, and scientists agree that they are a consequence of warming temperatures in the Arctic. Pictured above is the hybrid bear as spotted by hunter Didji Ishalook.
Animals May 21, 2016
China is looking at using the Arctic route for its ships. Such move will help save Chinese ships money and time as their businesses in the polar regions boom and global warming surges.
Earth/Environment April 21, 2016
Arctic polar bears are forced to swim longer distances than usual as sea ice in the region melts faster, a new study revealed. This has negative implications on the animal's health.
Animals April 21, 2016
A new study on the climate history of the North Pole suggests that the region experienced virtually ice-free summers some six to 10 million years ago. This contradicts earlier assumptions by scientists that the Arctic had always been covered in ice all year round.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2016
The maximum area of ice coverage seen in the Arctic this year was smaller than ever before seen by satellite. What is driving this change in the Arctic environment?
Earth/Environment March 29, 2016
The USS Hartford (SSN 768), together with the USS Hampton (SSN 767), have arrived in the Arctic Circle for the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Watch the USS Hartford's dramatic surfacing through the thick ice of the region.
FUTURE TECH March 21, 2016
Experts unearthed fossils of the flightless bird Gastornis in the Artic Circle decades ago. New assessment on the discovery highlighted the effects of climate change on animals and plants in the Arctic area.
Earth/Environment February 15, 2016
Beluga whales dive deep under water in the hunt for food, a new study reveals. During the hunt, a tag is attached to a whale in the wild.
February 14, 2016
January was a particularly warm month for the Arctic, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The agency said the monthly average of sea ice for the region last month was 42,500 square miles less compared to the previous low recorded in 2011.
Earth/Environment February 8, 2016
Images captured by NASA's New Horizons reveal that Pluto has water ice glaciers that float on top of frozen nitrogen. Ice-on-ice movement is possible on the dwarf planet because of differences in ice density.
Space February 5, 2016
Feature | Science