Killer Whales Find Prey in the Melting Arctic Bonanza Is A Bonanza

Research scientist Brynn Kimber of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Laboratory at the University of Washington has spent a lot of time analyzing sound data recorded in icy waters in Alaska, Canada, and northern Russia. Typically, Miss Kimber hears the chatter of head whales, beluga whales, narwhals, and other marine mammals native …

Arctic Sea Ice Is At Annual Lowest, But Not As Low As In Recent Years

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum size following the summer melting season, and coverage is not as low as it has been in recent years, scientists said on Wednesday. The National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado estimated that the minimum level was most likely reached Thursday, …

Biden Administration Orders New Review of Drilling in the Arctic

The Biden administration will conduct a new environmental review for potential oil and gas development at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Initial review during the Trump presidency. The Department of the Interior will submit a statement of intent to the Federal Register on Wednesday, which begins the process of executing an additional Environmental …