The Wettest Part of Alaska Is Experiencing Extreme Drought. Is Climate Change to Blame?
The drought has had damaging economic and ecological impacts.
In the Land of Hope and Grief: Indigenous Teens Address Suicide Through Art
An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community.
How Traditional Food Is Helping Communities in a Changing Arctic
As hunting grows hazardous, Arctic community centers provide meals of whale and seal.
The Opening of the Northwest Passage Means More Danger for Walruses and Narwhals
A less icy Arctic will be an economic boon for some, but marine wildlife experts are focused on the increased risks more ships will pose to certain polar species.
Chantal Bilodeau Brings Climate Change to the Theater
Through a cycle of eight plays, Canadian playwright Chantal Bilodeau explores the inner lives of the Arctic's inhabitants during a time of dramatic change.
Retreating Arctic Ice Has Shifted Shipping Routes 180 Miles Closer to the North Pole
Even smaller fishing boats are venturing deeper into the Arctic, an analysis finds.
Letter From Qaanaaq, Greenland: The Man Who Listens for Nuclear Tests Above the Arctic
Svend Erik had not intended to spend the last 37-odd years of his life permanently in Qaanaaq, stewarding critical data through decades of changes in computing and communications technologies, but he had fallen in love.
The Importance of Ice Thickness in Assessing the Impact of Climate Change in the Arctic
This year's thinner, slushier ice is more vulnerable than the past's thick, multi-year ice, and it melts out rapidly during a spike in temperature or intense cyclonic activity.
Since We Last Spoke: Cruising Over the Troubled Waters of the Northwest Passage
Updates to stories from the Pacific Standard archive.
A Conversation With Blair Braverman, Author of ‘Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube’
Two writers with roots in Alaska talk landscape, identity, survival, and the problem with the term alpha male.
How Do You Take Down Two Tons of Blubber and Tusks?
As warmer summers melt the Arctic, Pacific walruses have to work a lot harder to reach their seafloor feasts.
Five Things President Obama Could Do to Help the Arctic
A should-do list for the president's three-day trip to Alaska.
'The Last Pork Chop': A Wild Northern Reading Guide
The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.