With ice declining, bowhead whales of the Pacific Arctic are staying longer in the waters up north. A change in migration patterns could affect the bowheads’ health and safety, as well as hunters’ access to the subsistence resource.
Despite concerns of various groups and individuals about herring extirpation in the Strait of Georgia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) says the area comprises about 50 per cent of coastwide herring biomass. Still, it prioritizes conservation and takes a precautionary approach to protect the health of future stock.
In 2016, then-President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada jointly charted a new course for collaborative leadership in the Arctic. With the motivation provided by our shared borders, close economic ties and the common challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples in both countries whose culture and way of life has flourished in this remote part of the world for thousands of years, Canada and the United States have played a pivotal role in promoting solutions to shared challenges in the Arctic.
Aerial footage of the gigantic A81 iceberg, which calved from the Brunt Ice Shelf in late January 2023, was released by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on March 13. According to the council, the iceberg is 1550 kilometers squared (km2), which is the size of London- and there's another, twice its size, also on the move.
It is called Icefin and it is mapping some never-before-witnessed regions.
“Every day we wonder whose death we will be hearing about, who in our family will be next. We wonder when we will next be at one of those funerals”, explains a resident of the Arctic, in grief.
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The inexorable rise of ocean heat is now evident off the coast of West Antarctica, potentially disrupting critical parts of the global climate system and accelerating sea level rise.
A new study comparing observations of large Antarctic icebergs from the 1700s with modern satellite datasets shows the massive icebergs are found in the same areas where they were pinpointed three centuries ago.
Scientists have developed artificial intelligence techniques to track the development of crevasses - or fractures - on the Thwaites Glacier Ice Tongue in west Antarctica.
The formation of sea ice is an important part of the Earth’s climate system, as it reflects sunlight back into the atmosphere and helps to regulate the Earth’s temperature.
Researchers have discovered a process that can contribute to the melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic.
Climate change is opening the Arctic. Can the U.S. and NATO surpass Russian capabilities and ambitions in a new Cold War? ...