The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
PRI's The World
For all of human history, there's always been some Arctic sea ice that doesn’t melt in the summer. But there's much less of it now.
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
Just how quickly will billions of tons of carbon locked up in the Arctic's melting permafrost be released into the atmosphere? Scientists in the Arctic say finding out could be a matter of survival.
Shishmaref, Alaska, is ground zero for climate change in the Arctic.
What does an 8-ton concrete sphere tell us about the Arctic and our place in a changing world?
Sam Eaton talks with PRI's The World about Brazilian right wing-populist Jair Bolsonaro and his environmental platform.
Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.
Indigenous people are fiercely guarding their lands in the Amazon against deforestation. They could be just the lifeline the struggling forest needs.
Big landowners along the Brazilian Amazon's 'arc of deforestation' are pushing the government to ease regulations, spelling disaster in the battle to preserve the world's largest tropical forest.
The world's greatest forest used to absorb greenhouse gases. Now, it may be emitting them.
On PRI's The World, Vivienne Walt discusses her and Sebastian Meyer's recent story "Blood, Sweat, and Batteries," which documents the children working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.