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 […]