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Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

For more than a century and a half, mystery has shrouded the Franklin Expedition, a doomed attempt to find the fabled Northwest Passage. The...
From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

From crisis to resilience in the Arctic

When Rick Thoman and Brian Brettschneider get alarmed, I freak out. Rick and Brian are climate experts in Alaska, and they know of what...
Ottawa gives green light to Arctic airline merger

Ottawa gives green light to Arctic airline merger

After years of negotiations and a short-lived codeshare arrangment, Canada’s two largest Arctic airlines will become one.Transport Canada announced on June 19 that it...
Russia begins drilling at major Arctic oil reserve

Russia begins drilling at major Arctic oil reserve

Operations at what could become the largest oil field in the Arctic began on June 13 when Russia’s Neftegazholding began drilling at Payakha, in northern...
Exhausted polar bear wanders into Siberian city

Exhausted polar bear wanders into Siberian city

A starving polar bear has strayed hundreds of miles from its natural Arctic habitat and wandered, exhausted, into the major Russian industrial city of...