China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launches its first domestically built icebreaker

China launched the Xue Long 2 (雪龙2), which translates to “Snow Dragon,” in an elaborate ceremony at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on Monday. The new...
LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an...

Last month, the LNG tanker Eduard Toll made history as the first ship to cross Russia’s Northern Sea Route in winter without the help...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the Arctic

Conservative British politicians warn Russia over its military expansion in the...

Two top British politicians speaking at a political conference over the weekend said the nation would push back firmly against Russian military encroachment in...
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

This weekend, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, slowly making its way to Arctic waters.The power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was launched...
Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
US will invest in Greenland infrastructure, says Defense Department

US will invest in Greenland infrastructure, says Defense Department

COPENHAGEN — The United States wants to invest in Greenland to enhance its "military operational flexibility and situational awareness," the Department of Defense said on Monday.Greenland is...
How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...