How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest international gathering on the Arctic held in Reykjavik every fall, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The...
Russia’s Nornickel no longer needs shareholder agreement, says co-owner

Russia’s Nornickel no longer needs shareholder agreement, says co-owner

MOSCOW — An eight-year-old shareholder agreement signed by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel's major owners has become a relic of the past which the...
Russian Indigenous groups ask Elon Musk not to buy battery metals from Nornickel

Russian Indigenous groups ask Elon Musk not to buy battery metals...

Citing pollution damage to the homelands of Russian Indigenous peoples, the Aborigen Forum, a network of independent experts, activists and Indigenous organizations are calling...
Canada’s federal government launches $75M fund for essential air service to remote communities

Canada’s federal government launches $75M fund for essential air service to...

Canada's federal government has launched a $75-million fund to ensure that essential air services to remote communities continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.Marc Garneau, minister...
The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy

The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has...

Canada’s first Arctic and offshore patrol ship is now in the hands of the Government of Canada.The future Harry DeWolf, the first new Royal...
Environmental groups sue to overturn the approval of a controversial Arctic Alaska mining road

Environmental groups sue to overturn the approval of a controversial Arctic...

Environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's approval of a 211-mile mine access road that would cut through a wide...
Arctic wastewater dump near Russia’s Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

Arctic wastewater dump near Russia’s Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

MOSCOW — Water samples taken by Greenpeace in Russia's Arctic at the site of a wastewater dump by mining giant Norilsk Nickel contained 50...
Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

A Quebec-based shipbuilder has been selected to host Canada’s new National Icebreaker Center, whose focus will be to lead research and innovation in Arctic...
Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred to an Alaska Native corporation

Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred...

A strategic sliver of land newly transferred from the federal government to Native ownership is being touted as an important element of future safety...
Construction starts on a Nunavik hydroelectric project

Construction starts on a Nunavik hydroelectric project

Construction on Inukjuak’s hydro dam project is finally underway.Since early July, residents of the Hudson coast community might have noticed blasting and heavy machinery...