Grantee Kit R. Roane takes a look back at the relationships between U.S. and USSR scientists during the Cold War.
WNYC's Jack D'Isidoro and T.J. Raphael report on Nuclear Winter after grantee Kit R. Roane releases a Retro Report documentary for The New York Times on the topic.
Carl Sagan was among a group of Cold War scientists who once feared that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. Three decades later, does this theory still resonate?
After nearly two years, it’s time to recognize what can’t be changed and what’s best for the peninsula.
As the frozen ground of the Arctic thaws, researchers on both sides of the Bering strait are struggling to understand the implications for their communities—and the planet.
Ecologist Sergey Zimov has created Pleistocene Park, a 14,000-hectare experiment testing whether hairy beasts can bring back ancient grasslands and prevent carbon-rich permafrost from thawing.
A father-son team in Siberia wants to bring millions of animals to the tundra to preserve the permafrost, which has more than a trillion tons of carbon frozen in the soil.
In the past four years, the Russian government has systematically engaged in a crackdown on the LGBT community and NGOs, silencing AIDS awareness.
Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi dedicated decades of his career to a U.S.-Russian effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Today, the retired nuclear scientist is glumly watching it all fall apart.
The Russian president’s intervention in Syria is driven by fear of Islamic extremism among his country’s own Muslim minority. But rather than squelching the threat, it’s poised to make it worse.
Native people in Alaska and Russia store their whale meat and other traditional foods in permafrost. Their underground freezers are thawing, causing food problems.
Vladimir Putin's sudden interest in Syria makes Russia a global player again.