Arctic Ocean

Trio of Explorers Attempting First Summer Traverse of the Arctic Ocean

Three explorers have set off on a difficult, but potentially groundbreaking, expedition that has them attempting to sail across the Arctic Ocean at …

Mountaineering

238: Erik de Jong // Arctic Ocean Project

Support the Show – Contribute<b>On The Wind is the evolution of 59º North</b>, and is, quite simply, long-form conversations with sailors from around the …

Volvo Ocean Race

Drivers flock to Northern Canada’s new highway to Arctic Ocean

The Dempster Highway (in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon) has long been a destination in and of itself — but this year, a lot of adventurous …

The Arctic

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Dr. Mann explained: "When people think of big carbon stores they usually consider forests or maybe atmospheric CO2, yet these pools are absolutely …

Global Warming

Study identifies which marine mammals are most at risk from increased Arctic ship traffic

In August 2016, the first large cruise ship traveled through the Northwest Passage, the northern waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. …

University of Washington

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its current trajectory.<p>That’s …

Global Warming

Historic Shift Means An Arctic Ocean Region Could Become Part of the Atlantic

A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis, as recent climate change has warmed it so much that it might as well be …

Global Warming

'Atlantification' of Arctic Ocean Speeds Up

The Arctic Ocean is warming so rapidly that it may soon transform into an upper arm of the Atlantic Ocean, researchers say.<p>A study published this …

Global Warming

An entire Arctic ecosystem could vanish within the next decade

AN ENTIRE Arctic ecosystem suddenly started shrinking within the last 10 years and could be gone within another decade. This would be the largest, …

Global Warming

The Atlanticifcation of the Arctic

<i>The Arctic Ocean is being overrun by the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean according to a study recently published. Brian Kahn of earther.com</i> …

Global Warming

The Arctic Ocean Is Quickly Becoming the Atlantic

The seas between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans are a battleground between two opposing bodies of water. And it appears that the Arctic is starting …

Global Warming

I Went To The Arctic Ocean And Documented The Vibrant Birdlife I Found There

I've always been fond of birds, but picking up photography gave this passion a complete new dimension. Now I'm planning my trips for bird …

Birds

Topography of the Arctic Ocean

Topography of the Arctic Ocean.

A Bad Influence

If the Arctic was my kid, it’d be grounded. The latest Arctic Report Card, issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …

Global Warming

Shell lease requests offshore Alaska face scrutiny

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A group of environmental activists filed a challenge to leases held by Royal Dutch Shell in Alaskan waters, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Clogging up the Arctic

Until recently there was little data documenting the spread of marine litter in the Arctic Ocean. Researchers with the Alfred Wegener Institute have …

The Arctic

Scientists, students to make first live, interactive broadcasts from Arctic Ocean's Northwest Passage

The Arctic Ocean, with its vast icy islands and peninsulas, was once known as terra incognita—the unknown land—the planet's last great un-navigated …

Global Warming

Russia Debuts Floating Nuclear Power Plant

The world's first commercial floating nuclear power station—a 21,500-metric-ton Russian vessel called the Akademik Lomonosov—is slowly making its way …

Russia

Researchers investigate the correlation between wind and wave height in the Arctic Ocean

They saw an increase in both winds and high ocean waves, as expected since a few million square kilometers of the sea's ice covering has melted in …

Global Warming

G7 science academies release statements on securing a digital future and the changing Arctic Ocean

Joint statements from the national science academies of the G7 nations were released today in advance of the G7 Summit to be held in La Malbaie, …

The Future

A spike in central Arctic Ocean radium levels startled scientists — and led to discoveries about how the ocean is rapidly changing

In 2007, researchers climbed onto the icebreaker Polarstern and debarked from the northern Norwegian city of Tromsø, which sailed to the central …

Global Warming

The Great Climate Hoax Is Putting Fish in the Wrong Places

Surely, this will end well.<p>I don’t want to unduly alarm people, but there are lots of fish in the wrong places these days. This, of course, is connected to the effects of the Great Chinese Climate Hoax. Suitable environments are moving, and the fish are moving with them. Yale Environment 360 has …

Global Warming

NASA Completes Survey Flights to Map Arctic Ice

Operation IceBridge concluded this year's springtime survey of Arctic sea and land ice on May 2. The flights, which began on March 22, covered the …

Russia just launched a 70 MW floating nuclear power plant to the Arctic Ocean

Russia recently launched a floating nuclear power station on the Baltic Sea. The 70-megawatt Akademik Lomonosov plant will journey north around …

Environment

How to Camp on the Arctic Ocean

T MINUS Six Months<p><b>Gearing up:</b> I’ll be photographing a team of extreme adventurers mountain biking across the frozen Arctic Ocean in Canada. I’ll be on a snowmobile, which is still hard work, so I need to get in good shape. A few months before, I start running and doing core workouts. In the Arctic …

Camping

Arctic ice choked with record amount of plastic from cigarette butts to packing material

If you are wondering what happens to all those cigarette butts flicked on sidewalks and plastic packing peanuts blowing down the street, researchers have found an alarming amount of particles from them deep in the ice of the Arctic Ocean.<p>The record amount of microplastic appears to be courtesy of …

Pollution

Record Amount Of Plastic Found In Arctic Sea Ice

Scientists say they've found a record amount of plastic in Arctic sea ice. The discovery announced last night is adding to worries about how this …

Global Warming

Mysterious Ice Circles In The Arctic Ocean Have Left NASA Scientists Puzzled

The ice holes were found 50 miles away from Canada, and so far, scientists haven't figured out the exact cause of this intriguing sight.<p>While flying …

Global Warming

NASA spots mysterious holes in Arctic Ocean ice cover

NASA recently shared an image of a snowy, icy expanse dotted by odd roundish features and challenged the public to figure out what it is.<p><i>Photo: NASA</i>

Global Warming

Arctic Ocean may have been covered by an ice shelf nearly double the size of Greenland's ice sheet

An ice shelf over a kilometre thick once formed over the Arctic Ocean, a new study by researchers from the University of Sheffield has revealed.<p>The …

Northern Canada