The massive ice sheet is now locked into a certain amount of decline. But reducing emissions remains critical to preventing catastrophic loss of the entire ice sheet.
Grace Palmer, Author at State of the Planet
The long journey of these compounds — likely originating in the United States and Eurasia — points to the near-global reach of industrial and agricultural pollution.
In June, a search party discovered newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a crashed plane trapped in ice for 60 years. The discovery evokes the ongoing legacy of Arctic militarization.
After eulachon populations in the Bella Coola River of British Columbia crashed two decades ago, the Nuxalk Nation has made a concerted effort to strengthen its management authority — and hopefully bring back the culturally significant fish.
After near extinction due to overfishing, hydroelectric damming, and climate change, the Columbia River white sturgeon has made a comeback thanks to Indigenous-led restoration.