Keeping An Eye On Land Mammals Of The North Slope

Longtime resident of Utquiagvik and former Alaska area biologist for Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game talks about some of the changes in animal life and how local folk on the North Slope are adapting in the past fifteen years since we last spoke. He still has his sled dogs and gets out on the […]

Polar bears and Stress in Dwindling Ice Conditions

Polar Bear Expert George Durner discusses decades of studying the sub population of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea. And how much there is yet to learn as the animals undergo more and more physical stress from the dwindling ice and the warming conditions

Joining Western Scientific Research With Native Knowledge and Cultural Traditions

Research Scientist at the University of Colorado Matthew Druckenmiller is the co-director of the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA) and is working on coproduction of knowledge–bringing together indigenous observations with western knowledge/research to help foster productive solutions to the real challenges that people are dealing with in a dramatically changing Arctic.

Saving the World One Polar Bear At A Time

Chief Scientist for Polar Bears International, Steve Amstrup, with decades of polar bear fieldwork behind him, now turns his attention to education and outreach, helping the public understand the real threats to polar bears and what society needs to do to preserve this iconic Arctic animal.

Researchers Adapting to Seasonal Ice Cover Changes

Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Labs in Maine, Paty Matrai talks about how changes in ice cover have made some research more difficult and other activities easier. Changes in climate now brings her focus more into the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall, no longer only in the summer.

Loss of Ice & Changes In The Arctic

As Director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, glaciologist Hajo Eicken has less time for field work. Last time we talked, 2007 was the first time the world had seen a significant decline in summer sea ice. Since then, new records have been set and the new normal is […]

The Urgency of Arctic Digging

Arctic Archaeologist Anne Jensen talks about what she’s been up to recently, about climate change and the need to dig before coastal erosion destroys the sites.