The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
Found with most of its organs intact, the rhino is thought to have lived more than 20,000 years ago.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~2 min
The Laptev Sea is one of the Arctic's biggest nurseries of new sea ice in winter, but Siberia's record summer heat may have halted production.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet
Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~9 min
By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~11 min
The high temperatures and wildfires of 2019 were thought to have heralded a freak summer for the Arctic. Then 2020 brought worse.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
The Zimovs want to restore the prehistoric 'mammoth steppe' ecosystem and see if it slows down – or even reverses – melting permafrost.
Sept. 7, 2020 • ~24 min
Climate change is thawing permafrost and increasing the risk of these accidents, and the region has fewer of the bacteria that can 'clean up' oil spills.
July 14, 2020 • ~8 min
DNA from a 9,500-year-old dog from the Siberian island of Zhokhov provides a new picture of sled dogs today, including huskies and malamutes.
June 26, 2020 • ~5 min
Models have predicted for some time that with every degree of global warming, the Arctic will see double or more.
June 25, 2020 • ~5 min