Investors scrutinize a Norwegian company’s plan to mine quartz on Sámi grazing land

Investors scrutinize a Norwegian company’s plan to mine quartz on Sámi...

OSLO — Two shareholders in Norwegian silicon producer Elkem are pressing the company to respect the rights of indigenous Sámi reindeer herders who object...
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...
Canadian military plans to move Iqaluit water operation indoors

Canadian military plans to move Iqaluit water operation indoors

The Canadian military is planning to move its suspended reverse osmosis water purification operation in Iqaluit indoors, says Maj. Susan Magill. The Canadian Armed Forces...
Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, the first of a powerful new series being built in Russia, is undergoing acceptance tests at sea, while the second...
Gold exploration company eyes new campsite near Nunavut’s Whale Cove

Gold exploration company eyes new campsite near Nunavut’s Whale Cove

The approval to relocate the campsite for a gold exploration project near Whale Cove could bring an increase of jobs in the area, says...
For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer service means more health risks

For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Russia’s Nornickel ups investment forecast by $6 billion over next decade

Russia’s Nornickel ups investment forecast by $6 billion over next decade

MOSCOW — Russia's Norilsk Nickel said it has raised its 2021-2030 investment estimate by $6 billion to $35 billion to reflect higher construction costs...
Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Quickly accumulating sea ice along the Northern Sea Route is creating a potentially critical situation along Russia’s east Arctic coast. For several weeks, a...
Canada’s Liberal party promises to cut child care costs in the North

Canada’s Liberal party promises to cut child care costs in the...

Canada's Liberal federal government promised a new child care agreement with Nunavut and support for Indigenous-led mental health initiatives, when Governor General Mary Simon...
Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

By the end of 2022, the last remaining ferry connection along European route E6, Norway's major north-south route, will operate on batteries, as the...