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...
Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy in the Arctic

Alaska’s experience shows benefits — and challenges — of wind energy...

Arctic renewable energy has the potential for a global impact, but stories of energy transformation in the region are often overshadowed. For the month...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
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...
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...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change. With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings between US, Russia

With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings...

After enduring several days of weather delays, a slimmed-down convoy of aviators and travel pioneers intent on strengthening Alaska-Russia ties completed a planned trip...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...
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...