The study is the first to measure vegetation changes across the Arctic tundra, from Alaska and Canada to Siberia, using satellite data from Landsat, a joint mission of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Credit: Logan Berner, Northern Arizona University International team of researchers finds the region has become greener […]

Credit: Dr. Alexander Kirdyanov The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct and indirect effects of industrial pollution in the region and beyond are far worse than previously thought. An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, has […]

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus data (2020), processed by ESA ENLARGE This series of four Copernicus Sentinel-2 images captured between June 29 and July 24, 2020, shows a segment of the largest ice shelf in the Arctic break up and shatter into a flotilla of small icebergs totaling an area of […]

Steven Fons. Credit: Calle Schonning Ph.D. student Steven Fons’ Arctic research adventure, complicated by COVID-19. For Steven Fons, returning home to D.C. in June was like coming back from another planet. “It was totally surreal. The grass and the trees were greener than I remembered,” recalled Fons, an atmospheric and oceanic […]

Beavers Gnawing Away at the Permafrost The large rodents are massively changing landscapes in the Arctic, which could have serious consequences for the frozen soils and our future climate. Alaska’s beavers are profiting from climate change, and spreading rapidly. In just a few years’ time, they have not only expanded […]

Geophysicist Dr Byongjun (Phil) Hwang (inset) is pictured on the left with fellow scientists in the Arctic. Credit: University of Huddersfield A University of Huddersfield scientist is scheduled to head back to the Arctic, where he is an experienced researcher of changes in its ice fields and their impact on […]