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This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?
A new company co-founded by gene-editing pioneer George Church wants to disrupt climate change and conservation by resurrecting the woolly mammoth.
Researchers retraced a woolly mammoth’s steps 17,000 years after it died
Woolly mammoths roamed over wide open spaces, tusk analysis suggests.
The real Jurassic Park may have been in the Arctic
Carnivores and herbivores alike spent big chunks of time in modern-day Alaska.
Lightning strikes could double in the Arctic this century, setting the tundra on fire
Climate change is driving the increase in Arctic lightning, creating a nightmarish positive feedback loop.
Explaining this week’s deadly US cold snap
It’s been a strange and awful week in the South.
Wacky weather punched a new hole in the ozone—and it could happen again
Earlier this spring, a powerful polar vortex caused a surprising and dangerous rift over the Arctic.
The narwhal’s giant unicorn horn might help them find mates
I like big tusks and I cannot lie.
The Arctic might be a methane time bomb—or not
Researchers are still debating whether permafrost melting will release mostly methane or carbon dioxide.
The melting Arctic gives scientists valuable access to long-dead viruses
Climate change is unlocking a vault of biological mysteries that may help us keep some of the deadliest diseases at bay.
An Arctic blast is headed our way this week, and it’s earlier than usual
Hide your kids, hide your plants, hide your pets—or at least bundle them up.