Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker abruptly ends its first working Arctic voyage

Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker abruptly ends its first working Arctic voyage

Following last month’s test voyage to the North Pole, and formal launch ceremony in Murmansk, Russia's giant new nuclear icebreaker Arktika embarked on its first...
US federal government asks oil companies to nominate drilling parcels in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

US federal government asks oil companies to nominate drilling parcels in...

The Trump administration on Monday issued a request to energy companies to identify what specific land areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should...
Trump administration pushes to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge before Biden inauguration

Trump administration pushes to sell oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

The Trump Administration will take key steps to finalize a sale of oil drilling leases in the sensitive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska...
Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO regulation

Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO...

The Norwegian government is finalizing plans for a ban of heavy fuel oil in the waters around the Svalbard archipelago. The use of HFO...
In a year of crisis, shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route continues to grow

In a year of crisis, shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route...

In the first 10 months of 2020, a total of 26.37 million tons of goods were shipped on Russia's Northern Sea Route. That is...
Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada's federal government says it will spend $1.43 million to support plans to create a new conservation area at Arqvilliit, also known as the...
Estonia officially applies for Arctic Council observer status

Estonia officially applies for Arctic Council observer status

On Monday, Estonia's Foreign Ministry in Tallinn officially submitted an application for observer status on the Arctic Council. “As the northernmost non-Arctic state, Estonia is...
With a Biden win, the window for oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is closing

With a Biden win, the window for oil drilling in Alaska’s...

The victory of Democratic Candidate Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential election appears to have upended the Trump administration’s ambitions to expand oil development...
How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of approaching polar bears

How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of...

CHURCHILL, Canada — Along the coast of Hudson Bay, hundreds of polar bears have been wandering for weeks, waiting for the wintertime sea ice...
Greenland and the UK land a fisheries agreement

Greenland and the UK land a fisheries agreement

Greenland and the United Kingdom say they will continue to work together to develop fisheries in the North Atlantic after the UK is no...