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June 25, 2019: Two polar regions, one incredible voyage
June 23, 2019: The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.
June 21, 2019: One Ocean Expeditions had leased the vessels MV Akademik Ioffe and the MV Akademik from the Russian government.
June 21, 2019: Where will you make the most of the summer sun this year? The beaches of Mexico or the sun loungers of the North Pole?
June 21, 2019: Thirty years ago, an Inuit man in west Greenland subsistence-hunting for whales shot a trio of strange cetaceans with front fins like belugas and tails like narwhals (the so-called unicorns
June 20, 2019: ‘Tanya put on her favourite dress, wandered to the sea, and a dog started following her. There are lots of strays in Tiksi – people left their pets during the mass exodus’When the Soviet Union fell, thousands of people left small Russian Arctic towns such as Tiksi, where this photo was taken. It was my home to...
June 20, 2019: Belugas and narwhals can apparently breed. Scientists have confirmed the only known specimen of beluga-narwhal hybrid.
June 19, 2019: A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.
June 19, 2019: A dog-sled team on a mission to retrieve specialized instruments on the sea ice near Qaannaaq, Greenland, ran into standing water after the onset of warm conditions across the northern territory caused rapid ice melt.
June 18, 2019: During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou and horses, while also scavenging mammoth carcasses on the tundra, a new study finds.
June 18, 2019: Today, hyenas are found only in the warmer climates of Africa and Asia, but new research suggests the scavengers roamed the Arctic during the last ice age.
June 18, 2019: Ice blocks frozen solid for thousands of years destabilized‘The climate is now warmer than at any time in last 5,000 years’Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even...
June 18, 2019: During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou and horses, while also scavenging mammoth carcasses on the tundra, a new study finds.
June 18, 2019: Though today hyenas are often found stalking the African savannas and deserts, these predators once lived in a very different part of the world.
June 18, 2019: A recent expedition reportedly led scientist to discover permafrost in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted. The team from University of Alaska Fairbanks said the landscape was unrecognizable from the Arctic...
June 17, 2019: New research suggests larger marine invertebrates are more vulnerable to environmental changes than smaller invertebrates and fish.
June 17, 2019: BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.
June 15, 2019: The melting Arctic is on dramatic display. At mid-June, Arctic sea ice is now at a record low for this time of year, and melted ice is especially notable both in and around Greenland — home to the second largest ice sheet on the planet. Steffen Olsen, a climate researcher at the Danish Meteorological Institute...
June 14, 2019: Group defies court order against ship supporting occupation of North Sea rigGreenpeace is sending its ship Arctic Sunrise to join a climate protest against BP in Scotland in defiance of court orders obtained by the oil firm.BP has taken out injunctions against the ship and another Greenpeace ice breaker, the Esperan...
June 14, 2019: In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and from above looks a bit like Swiss cheese, satellite images reveal.
June 13, 2019: Records are falling at the top of the world.  The Arctic summer has a long way to go, but already sea ice levels over great swathes of the sprawling Arctic ocean are at historic lows (in the 40-year-long satellite record) for this time of year. The most striking declines are in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, lo...
June 13, 2019: A new study of genomes from ancient and contemporary peoples from across the Arctic addresses a longstanding archaeological question.
June 13, 2019: About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now, its severed head has been found.
June 13, 2019: It's all happening way faster than anyone expected.
June 11, 2019: Arctic cooperation is one of few fields in which the U.S. and Russia have maintained communications, but it's also a major venue for tensions between the top two military powers.