sea ice

Arctic winter forecast: warm, with occasional normal weather ...


The health impacts of climate change ...

Crystal Cruises

The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.


Sea ice extent becoming a climate-change barometer …


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 …


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