Science

While the relationship between the United States and Russia has deteriorated in other parts of the world, the two nations are working together as part of an effort to keep commercial fishing out of the Arctic Ocean.Yereth Rosen
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.Yereth Rosen,Asaf Shalev
Federal officials have made a lot of unfulfilled promises in the past in the past about paying attention to the issues and needs of the far north, so Alaskans have a right to be skeptical about new promises, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.Yereth Rosen
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy initiative titled the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments. Romanovsky is a professor of geophysics at the UAF Geophysical Institute. Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder
The agenda for Monday's Arctic conference is heavy on Alaska speakers, and the topics go beyond climate change.Yereth Rosen
Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.  Yereth Rosen
Science was in the spotlight when the U.S. Arctic Research Commission came together for its second and final day of meetings in Nome, covering a range of topics -- from fire forecasts and walrus tagging to sea ice loss and the nutritional value of reindeer meat.Laura Kraegel | KNOM
Huge, wind-whipped waves were crashing onto the beach at Barrow, forcing the closure of a road, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. Yereth Rosen,Alex DeMarban
With an influx of Arctic researchers launching weather balloons, drones and sensor-equipped projectiles, the Federal Aviation Administration is designating a new aviation "warning area" above the Beaufort Sea stretching north of Prudhoe Bay.Asaf Shalev
Scientists hope President Obama's visit to Alaska and a high-level conference focusing on climate will help people in southern latitudes understand why the quickly warming Arctic is important to the rest of the world.Yereth Rosen