sea ice

A near-record loss of sea ice …


Finding technological tools to operate in the far north …


National Weather Service

The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. Coincidentally, a big luxury cruise ship will sail through the area while the exercise is under way. And to further complicate things, bad weather has just set in.


Another appointee for the U.S. Arctic Research Commission ...


Preparing for emergencies in Arctic waters …


Receding sea ice helps bring broadband to northern Alaska …


National Park Service

Balancing conservation and development in the circumpolar north …


Training to respond to trouble on a cruise ship in Arctic waters …


NSIDC/NASA Earth Observatory

Scientists say warm winter weather around the circumpolar north has led to another record-setting year of decreasing sea-ice coverage of the Arctic Ocean. The extent of sea ice formed over this past winter fell short of the previous record-low extent set last year.

The ripple effects of polar ice-melting …


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