Russia’s Murmansk region sees population decline, even as military towns grow

Russia’s Murmansk region sees population decline, even as military towns grow

The Murmansk region in Russia's northeastern Arctic had a more than 1 percent drop in its population in 2020. But several of the Northern...
Nuclear power plant construction in north Finland faces delay, increased costs and geopolitical uncertainties

Nuclear power plant construction in north Finland faces delay, increased costs...

Costs for a controversial partly Russian-owned nuclear power plant under construction in Northern Finland will be as much as €1 billion more than previously...
Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

The French oil and gas company Total has acquired 10 percent of Arkticheskaya Perevalka, the subsidiary company of Russian gas giant Novatek that will...
Amid pandemic, Murmansk gets new direct flights throughout Russia

Amid pandemic, Murmansk gets new direct flights throughout Russia

This week, new direct flights take off from the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk to Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod. Domestic travel by the Aeroflot Group...
Oil development in Alaska’s Arctic remains in limbo

Oil development in Alaska’s Arctic remains in limbo

Nearly four months after the Trump administration sold oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, oil activity on federal lands remains in limbo...
Iceland’s CarbFix plans to store carbon from elsewhere in Europe

Iceland’s CarbFix plans to store carbon from elsewhere in Europe

The Icelandic carbon capture and sequestration startup CarbFix, which previously used its technology to store carbon from Iceland's geothermal power plants, plans to ship...
Ten months after a giant Arctic spill, inspectors fear more accidents at Nornickel’s oil tank farms

Ten months after a giant Arctic spill, inspectors fear more accidents...

An unannounced control mission conducted at the Taymyr Energy Company and Norilsktransgaz has raised the concern about possible more accidents at far northern oil...
Equinor delays Norway LNG restart by six months to March 2022

Equinor delays Norway LNG restart by six months to March 2022

OSLO — Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has revised the estimated start-up date for its Arctic liquefied natural gas plant at Hammerfest to...
A new batch of satellites brings widespread Arctic broadband closer to reality

A new batch of satellites brings widespread Arctic broadband closer to...

British communication company OneWeb launched 36 more communications satellites into orbit late Sunday evening by a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Vostochny cosmodrome. It follows similar...