Sea ice is unexpectedly in motion, making the expedition far too dangerous.
Moscow has a message for the world: hands off the North Pole.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would meet with President Donald Trump if Finland invited both world leaders to an Arctic Council summit in May.
The Russian leader visited Franz Josef Land, before arriving at an Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk.
Moscow is trying to tap the region’s massive oil and natural gas reserves and encourage commercial shipping through an Arctic shortcut between European and Asian ports.
Traditional tribes in the Arctic Circle come together to fight climate change and industrialization and preserve a culture.
The effects of climate change are raising temperatures in the Arctic faster than anywhere else, posing a threat to structures as foundations disintegrate.
The delegation is trapped inside an Arctic island base, surrounded by bears.
Russia launched as many icebreakers in June as the U.S. Coast Guard has launched in the past 40 years.
Unusually high temperatures in far north Russia caused an outbreak of anthrax, leaving 72 nomadic herders and 41 children hospitalized.
A small(ish) cetacean earplug can tell scientists a lot about what it’s like to be a 100-ton aquatic mammal on a changing planet.
The project would, for the first time, enable researchers to study what exactly goes on in the Arctic ocean during wintertime.
The five-year drilling plan will work to prevent oil spills and reduce climate change, despite the efforts of major corporations.
A fossil study shows Gastornis roamed around Ellesmere Island, Canada, when it was far warmer than today.
One of the most important ocean current systems could be slowing down, according to a new study.
The U.S. government’s Arctic “report card” for 2015 is bleak.
The Paris climate change conference on Monday must address US communities like Barrow, under assault from the weather.
Most of the Arctic isn’t up for dispute. But the little that is will take years, even decades, to resolve.
Moscow is planning a larger military build up in the northernmost territories.
Obama also will propose to start planning for additional icebreakers required for safety in the changing Arctic—and to keep up with Russia.
"The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton tweeted. "Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling."
The final permit came after the company repaired a ship essential to its exploration in the region this season.
Obama highlighted the atlas changes in a speech last week to illustrate the urgency of climate change.