The NOAA’s Observatory in Barrow reported a snowmelt staring on May 13, 10 days earlier than the previous record set in 2002.
The satellite used to record sea ice data in the Arctic malfunctioned in April, and scientists are scrambling to calibrate a month of missing data.
A low pressure system is funneling warm air towards the Arctic, creating pools of meltwater at the North Pole.
A Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route, and did so one month after the shipping season usually closes.
A bearded seal came ashore on Nome’s west side of town, and its patchy coat may suggest a type of seal sickness.
In what’s becoming an increasingly common sight, tens of thousands of walrus have hauled out on the coast of the Chukchi Sea near the Native Village of Point Lay.
Renewable energy and port development were the focus of the final session of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission’s two day meeting in downtown Nome.
A dispute over the height of North America’s tallest mountain may be resolved this week, as surveyors climb to the top of Mount McKinley.
The proposed habitat covers roughly 350,000 square miles along the Bering Strait and the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is working to protect a “critical habitat” for the Arctic ringed seal, a threatened species native to Alaskan waters.