How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

How geopolitics complicate the U.S. Navy’s plans for major Arctic operations

In response to new Russian rules on the Northern Sea Route, the U.S. Navy plans to undertake significant operations in the Arctic this summer,...
Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

A scientific expedition to Novaya Zemlya has discovered “big concentrations of radioactivity” in the ice — and concluded that the glaciers are melting into...
US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

The United States Navy is drawing up plans to send multiple surface vessels through the Arctic Ocean this summer, signaling a potential change in...
Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic transit

A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic...

Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern...
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...
As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is struggling to get on board

As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is...

When it comes to the future of Greenland’s economy, there are two things lawmakers in Nuuk and in Copenhagen can agree on.The first is...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final approval

A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final...

A decision on whether to permit mining at one of the world’s largest deposits of rare-earth elements has moved to its final stage after...
Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke in Denmark and Greenland

Why President Trump’s idea to buy Greenland is not a joke...

For more than a week, journalists and commentators across the world have been regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks that he may consider buying...