Russia’s new Arctic port sees fivefold surge in goods

Russia’s new Arctic port sees fivefold surge in goods

According to customs authorities in the Yamal-Nenets region the value of the goods customs-declared at Sabetta in 2016 had a fivefold increase from the...
Trump administration launches plan to boost offshore oil development in Arctic and elsewhere

Trump administration launches plan to boost offshore oil development in Arctic...

Less than two years after Royal Dutch Shell abandoned its offshore Arctic oil exploration program and triggered an exodus of other companies in the Chukchi...
Sweden’s Lundin discovers new Barents oil and gas

Sweden’s Lundin discovers new Barents oil and gas

Lundin Petroleum announced on Tuesday that it had found additional oil and gas reserves in Norway's Arctic waters. The Swedish oil company said the Neiden prospect in...
Russia proposes a nationwide permafrost monitoring program

Russia proposes a nationwide permafrost monitoring program

Russian authorities have made the Arctic a top priority and big sums are to be invested in new regional industry and infrastructure. But thawing permafrost...
Nornickel, Russian fisheries agency in talks to settle $806 million claim

Nornickel, Russian fisheries agency in talks to settle $806 million claim

MOSCOW—Russia's Nornickel said on Friday it would discuss an out-of-court settlement with the state fisheries agency, which sought damages of 58.7 billion rubles ($806...
Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Royal Arctic Line, a Greenlandic ocean-going shipper, will not be given permission to break its contract with the Port of Aalborg, Denmark, early, port...
With a budget veto override falling short, the University of Alaska and its Arctic programs face a dire future

With a budget veto override falling short, the University of Alaska...

Alaska lawmakers failed to override budget vetoes made by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that strip 41 percent of state funding for the University of Alaska...
Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Construction of a regional airport in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland, due to begin this autumn, has been postponed indefinitely by the nationally controlled firm...
A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck in Arctic sea ice

A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck...

Over the past decade shipping traffic in the Arctic has expanded rapidly, especially along Russia’s Northern Sea Route, which has seen a ten-fold increase...
Putin backs state of emergency in Norilsk after a major fuel spill into a river

Putin backs state of emergency in Norilsk after a major fuel...

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a state of emergency in the Arctic city of Norilsk on Wednesday after a huge leak of...