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    Reindeer and Their Nomadic Herders Face Climate Change

    Reindeer and Their Nomadic Herders Face Climate Change

    Biologist Egor Kirillin is on a special mission. Deep in the Siberian wilderness in the Russian Republic of Sakha, he waits on the Olenjok river until reindeer come thundering into the water. The river crosses the huge herd’s migration route south, and provides Kirillin’s one chance to tag them with radio transmitters. It’s not a […]

    There’s a Heatwave at the Arctic ‘Doomsday Vault’

    There’s a Heatwave at the Arctic ‘Doomsday Vault’

    By Johnny Wood What better place to build a Doomsday Vault than the remote, snow-covered islands of Norway’s Arctic Svalbard? Sitting around 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole, the facility is buried in permafrost to protect the precious seed samples housed there. But a freak heatwave is causing the region’s ice to melt. Following several […]

    Deutsche Bank Ditches Arctic Drilling After Pressure From Activists

    Deutsche Bank Ditches Arctic Drilling After Pressure From Activists

    By Krissy Waite Climate activists are celebrating Deutsche Bank’s new energy policy banning financial support of drilling in the Arctic, a move which comes after years of pressure from advocacy groups. The bank, a multinational investment company headquartered in Germany, announced Monday that it will no longer offer financial services to new projects that involve […]

    Climate Change, Oil Development Threaten Alaska’s Polar Bears

    Climate Change, Oil Development Threaten Alaska’s Polar Bears

    By Jennie Gosché In late 2019, before the world was completely upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was presented a last-minute chance to photograph polar bears outside one of the northernmost villages in the United States — Kaktovik, Alaska. It was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse, and as the COVID-19 pandemic now stretches into summer […]

    Polar Bears Could Be Nearly Gone by 2100, Study Finds

    Polar Bears Could Be Nearly Gone by 2100, Study Finds

    If world governments don’t act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, most polar bear populations will not survive the century, a new study has found. Polar bears, who rely on Arctic sea ice to hunt for seals, have long been a symbol of the impacts of the climate crisis. As the ice melts, they lose the […]