Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Before noon on Christmas Day, the heavy icebreaker Polar Star reached the latitude of 72 degrees 11 minutes North — the furthest north a...
The EU will pay more to fish less in Greenland waters

The EU will pay more to fish less in Greenland waters

The European Union has agreed pay more to catch fewer fish in Greenland waters, according to the terms of the most recent extension of...
US regulators propose habitat protections for Alaska’s threatened ice seals

US regulators propose habitat protections for Alaska’s threatened ice seals

Eight years after ringed and bearded seals were granted Endangered Species Act protections, the federal government has released its plans to designate critical habitat...
A warming Arctic can offer climate insight to the rest of the world, experts say

A warming Arctic can offer climate insight to the rest of...

HONG KONG/BRUSSELS — The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native...
Alaska agency signs a right-of-way agreement for a controversial Arctic mining road

Alaska agency signs a right-of-way agreement for a controversial Arctic mining...

Two days after it submitted nearly all the bids in a much-anticipated but industry-shunned oil lease sale for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an...
Moscow wants more tourist ships to visit Franz Josef Land

Moscow wants more tourist ships to visit Franz Josef Land

Tourism was on the agenda as the Presidium of the Russian Arctic Commission convened in late December to follow up government Arctic priorities. According to...
Pond Inlet pitches compromise deal on Mary River mine expansion

Pond Inlet pitches compromise deal on Mary River mine expansion

The Hamlet of Pond Inlet says it’s now ready to support a controversial expansion of the Mary River iron mine — but only if...
Two new incinerators aim to ease Greenland’s trash problem

Two new incinerators aim to ease Greenland’s trash problem

Two new trash-to-energy systems are expected to provide residents of Greenland’s two largest cities with heat and hot water while at the same time...
The sale of Arctic refuge oil leases draws meager bidding — mostly from an Alaska state agency

The sale of Arctic refuge oil leases draws meager bidding —...

A much-vaunted and highly controversial lease sale auctioning off drilling rights in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drew a meager $14.4 million on Wednesday,...
Agnico Eagle announces agreement to buy TMAC Resources for $286M

Agnico Eagle announces agreement to buy TMAC Resources for $286M

TMAC Resources has found a buyer, a mere two weeks after the federal government quashed a proposed sale of the Nunavut gold-mining company to Chinese-owned...