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 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...
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...
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...
Indigenous cookbook’s mix of food, culture proves winning recipe

Indigenous cookbook’s mix of food, culture proves winning recipe

There are several ways to judge the significance of EALLU, a food book compiled by young indigenous people from throughout the Arctic.The first is...
How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way Arctic residents get vegetables

How ‘farms in a box’ have begun to transform the way...

When customers in Unalaska go to Alaska Ship Supply to stock up on groceries these days, they are confronted with choices that seemed impossible...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
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...
Greenland plans to open a Beijing office to boost trade ties with China

Greenland plans to open a Beijing office to boost trade ties...

COPENHAGEN — Greenland plans to open a representative office in Beijing to boost trade ties with China, the Arctic island's new minister for foreign affairs was...