Why Russia could soon emphasize a more expansive Arctic shipping corridor

Why Russia could soon emphasize a more expansive Arctic shipping corridor

Until now, the Northern Sea Route has been the main reference point in Russian Arctic shipping. That route includes the waters between archipelago of...
Why Arctic economic development doesn’t necessarily mean a better economy for Arctic residents

Why Arctic economic development doesn’t necessarily mean a better economy for...

A fresh economic index for the European Arctic and out Tomas Norvoll, a Labour Councillor in Norway's Nordland County is worried about several of...
Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

The 2020 summer cruise season, from June to August, was supposed to be an all-time high for expedition cruising to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, some...
Canada moves to bar most pleasure craft from Arctic waters

Canada moves to bar most pleasure craft from Arctic waters

First cruise ships were banned from Canadian Arctic waters for the 2020 season to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Now most pleasure craft have also been...
U.S. energy secretary criticized for comparing banks’ Arctic policies to racial discrimination

U.S. energy secretary criticized for comparing banks’ Arctic policies to racial...

WASHINGTON — Liberal groups criticized U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Tuesday for a comment comparing the reluctance of some banks to finance fossil...
The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The CCGS Amundsen, Canada’s preeminent research icebreaker, will be plying Arctic waters again this coming summer, but its season will be shorter and will...
The season’s first Russian LNG convoy is sailing the Northern Sea Route — a month earlier than usual

The season’s first Russian LNG convoy is sailing the Northern Sea...

This year's first eastbound shipment of LNG from Russia's Arctic to China along the Northern Sea Route has departed more than a month earlier...
Murmansk gains status as a special economic zone

Murmansk gains status as a special economic zone

The federal Ministry of the Far East and Arctic last week officially approved Murmansk as a region of prioritized development. The new status includes...
A pre-pandemic survey found uneven mining prospects across the Arctic

A pre-pandemic survey found uneven mining prospects across the Arctic

Before the coronavirus pandemic brought uncertainty to economies across the globe, sentiment was uneven over the future of the Arctic mining industry.A survey from...
Novatek halts some Yamal LNG production

Novatek halts some Yamal LNG production

Yamal LNG is halting production on its second and third units for 12 days each in the period between May 21 and June 15,...