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 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...
A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus — so far

A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus —...

Imagine the audacity it takes to close off the largest island on Earth from the rest of the world. An impossibility, a baffling paradox,...
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...
Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

Traveling exhibit offers clues to how the Franklin Expedition was lost

For more than a century and a half, mystery has shrouded the Franklin Expedition, a doomed attempt to find the fabled Northwest Passage. The...
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...
Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide.The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the North Pole

Aid is on its way to an icebreaker struggling near the...

After reaching a record-setting point and completing a resupply rendezvous with the German research vessel Polarstern, the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn is in need...
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...
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...