A new Arctic Council project aims to trace how plastics travel in the Arctic

A new Arctic Council project aims to trace how plastics travel...

Iceland’s minister for the environment and natural resources, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, tossed a yellow-and-white plastic bottle from a coast guard vessel near Iceland last...
On the hunt for the elusive Greenland shark in Eastern Canada’s Arctic

On the hunt for the elusive Greenland shark in Eastern Canada’s...

“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”That famous line from the 1975 film Jaws makes me smile for a couple of reasons as I...
Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

The spectre of climate change looms large over Audun Salte's dog farm.His 110 dogs live in the sparse outdoors of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago...
A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

Plastic waste represents an increasing problem for reindeer on Svalbard, and one reindeer recently died after it got entangled in a big tangle of...
Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives at its Arctic base

Russia’s first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives at its Arctic base

MOSCOW — Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near the isolated Russian town of Pevek, on the Chukchi Sea...
US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering entire coast for auction

US regulators choose expansive plan for Arctic Refuge oil leasing, offering...

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday officially announced its plan to offer up the entire coastal plain of of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...
Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
Russian scientists found microplastics along the entire Northern Sea Route

Russian scientists found microplastics along the entire Northern Sea Route

Russian researchers found microplastics all along the Northern Sea Route during an expedition there this summer.The Russian newspaper Izvestiya this week reports about the findings done...
U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would remove oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the 2017...
Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

There will be a new territorial park north of Clyde River, the governments of Nunavut and Canada announced Monday.The federal government will invest $4.7...