Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea Route

Russian parliament passes law limiting freedom of navigation along Northern Sea...

Can Russia claim absolute control of all navigation along the Northern Sea Route, or will the freedom of navigation act under the U.N. Convention...
Russia’s newest icebreaker is vital to the Northern Sea Route, says Rosatom

Russia’s newest icebreaker is vital to the Northern Sea Route, says...

The 173-meter-long nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural arrived in Murmansk on Tuesday after a six-day voyage from the Baltic Yard in St. Petersburg. It moored at...
The bottom of the Bering and Chukchi seas could become too warm for some important species

The bottom of the Bering and Chukchi seas could become too...

There is danger lurking on the floor of the Bering and Chukchi seas for mussels, snails, clams, worms and other cold-water invertebrates, according to...
Putin’s top oilman praises Xi Jinping, invites China to invest in the Arctic

Putin’s top oilman praises Xi Jinping, invites China to invest in...

Russia desperately seeks to respond to the international sanctions imposed on its energy sector and increasingly looks to China for markets for its oil...
Norway to postpone oil and gas licensing round

Norway to postpone oil and gas licensing round

OSLO — Norway will not issue licenses for energy companies to explore for oil and gas in frontier areas during the life of the...
Large areas of the Arctic seabed around Svalbard are damaged by trawlers

Large areas of the Arctic seabed around Svalbard are damaged by...

Norwegian marine researchers who set out on an Arctic expedition this summer expected to find large areas of untouched seabed. But the actual situation...
Company to answer Nunavut concerns over massive fiber optic cable plan

Company to answer Nunavut concerns over massive fiber optic cable plan

An international firm planning to lay fiber optic cable through the High Arctic has been given two more weeks to respond to the federal...
Putin touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with launch of nuclear icebreakers

Putin touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with launch of nuclear icebreakers

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday touted Russia's Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and dock launch for two nuclear-powered icebreakers...
Bureau of Land Management schedules Ambler road decision for late 2023

Bureau of Land Management schedules Ambler road decision for late 2023

The federal Bureau of Land Management said in a court filing last week that it will issue its final decision on Alaska Industrial and...
As EU oil ban approaches, a Russian tanker tests Arctic route to China

As EU oil ban approaches, a Russian tanker tests Arctic route...

An oil tanker that normally shuttles between Lukoil’s far northern oil terminal of Varandey and Murmansk this week sailed into the Yellow Sea and...