From the Magazine

From the Magazine

Special Issue: Arctic on the Edge

In this issue: Our intrepid correspondant McKenzie Funk heads north to see what's going on at the top of the Earth (above). A months-long investigation by Barry Yeoman reveals that the fight over drilling in the Arctic is far from over. Researchers try to understand if a magnificent predator can survive in a warming world. New life may already be invading Arctic water. And the people living there are just trying to adapt

Read on for the full contents of our January-February issue

What One Magnificent Predator Can Show Us About the Arctic's Future​

Scientists are scaling the cliffs of Alaska's Seward Peninsula to stop the mighty Gyrfalcon from losing more ground to climate change.

Gyrfalcon chicks. Photo: Gerrit Vyn

9 Images That Show How Fast The Arctic Is Changing

Take a look—life at the top of the planet will never be the same.

Photo: O. Louis Mazzatenta/National Geographic Creative

Sitting Ducks: Why Millions of Arctic Seabirds Are in Danger

Oil spills, climate change, fishing, shipping routes—threats facing Arctic seabirds are vast, and hard to track.

Photo: Aaron Lang/USFWS

How One Alaskan Community Is Attempting to Adapt 

The Iñupiat use portable houses and sandbags to shield themselves from rising waters and melting permafrost, but can they save their culture?

Photo: Brian Adams