Explorer plans first test of fracking potential in North Slope shale

Explorer plans first test of fracking potential in North Slope shale

An oil explorer hoping to bring the Lower 48’s fracking revolution to Alaska will take a big step this week when it launches an effort...
An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

OSLO — Two Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard,...
France’s Total will partner with Russia’s Novatek on Arctic LNG transshipment hubs

France’s Total will partner with Russia’s Novatek on Arctic LNG transshipment...

CEO of French oil and gas company Total S.A, Patrick Pouyanne said that the company would buy 10 percent share of LNG terminals of...
Citing confidentiality concerns about Greenland government, Australian mining company withholds details of deal with Chinese firm

Citing confidentiality concerns about Greenland government, Australian mining company withholds details...

Australian miner Greenland Minerals and Energy has refused to turn over information about a recent deal with a Chinese firm due to a lack...
No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut minister

No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut...

The federal government should wait until after a devolution agreement with Nunavut before declaring any more moratoriums on Arctic oil and gas development, says...
Permafrost thaw will force Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport to close to most commercial traffic in 2024

Permafrost thaw will force Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport to close to most...

Kangerlussuaq Airport is Greenland’s main hub for international and domestic flights with 250,000 annual passengers, of which between 80 and 90 percent transfer to different flights....
Nunavut won’t have a land use plan until 2022

Nunavut won’t have a land use plan until 2022

A long-awaited territory-wide land use plan for Nunavut won’t be ready until at least 2022, an official from the Nunavut Planning Commission declared yesterday,...
Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world.It’s developing a project that will...
Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

A joint U.S.-Russian proposal awaiting review by the International Maritime Organization would designate shipping lanes in the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, where...
Nunavut electrical utility explores geothermal energy potential

Nunavut electrical utility explores geothermal energy potential

In an effort to explore alternative energy North of 60, Nunavut’s power corporation is looking for someone to study and map geothermal power potential...