Arctic

Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change

Published: 7Jul2021

The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are...

Narwhal tusks reveal mercury exposure related to climate change

Published: 29Mar2021

In the Arctic, climate change and pollution are the biggest threats to top predators like narwhals. Studying the animals’ tusks reveals that diet and exposure to pollution have shifted over the...

North pole will be ice-free in summer

Published: 21Apr2020

Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and...

USA TODAY | Arctic will see ice-free summers by 2050 as globe warms, study says

Published: 23Apr2020

The Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summer within the next 30 years, a study says, which will result in "devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem," according to McGill University in...

Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbours

Published: 19Mar2020

The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil between...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Published: 7Dec2016

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold...

Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue

Published: 30Sep2016

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A...

HMS Terror was found

Published: 13Sep2016

The second, HMS Terror, of the two Franklin Expedition shipwrecks was found earlier this month, Arctic Research Foundation expedition lead Adrian Schimnowski confirmed Monday. (Toronto Star)...

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