Climate Change in the Arctic

Kuparuk River, Alaska – Climate change is becoming a key issue in the Presidential race. But the part of the country where climate change is occurring the most rapidly is a long ways from the campaign trail --- on the north slope of Alaska. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, WNPRs Nancy Cohen reports that north of the Arctic Circle warmer temperatures are making it harder for some fish populations to survive.

WNPRs Nancy Cohen recently returned from a science writers fellowship in the Arctic that was funded by the National Science Foundation and sponsored by the Marine Biological Lab. Linda Deegan is a scientist with the MBL.