Luleå launches the world’s northernmost battery-powered bus route

Luleå launches the world’s northernmost battery-powered bus route

Cold climate is no obstacle for green battery commuting in the largest city in Sweden’s northernmost county.No smell of diesel, no noise, no shaking...
Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

The UN body that regulates shipping agreed Friday to a measure that would ban a highly polluting form of fuel from the Arctic, but...
EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won’t stop it

EU stalls Russian gas pipeline, but probably won’t stop it

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT — Russia has the European Union in a bind.The bloc is divided between eastern European and Baltic Sea countries that see a new pipeline...
Russia looks to reduce ice-class demands for Arctic shipping

Russia looks to reduce ice-class demands for Arctic shipping

The Russian Transport Ministry aims for a revision of shipping regulations in Arctic waters. In a new normative act, the ministry calls for the...
A submarine power cable to Svalbard isn’t realistic, says Norway’s government

A submarine power cable to Svalbard isn’t realistic, says Norway’s government

In announcing a feasibility study for future power supply alternatives to Svalbard, the Norwegian government maintains that a submarine cable option is unlikely and...
Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...
Norway deputy oil minister to meet China’s CNOOC executives as Oslo-Beijing relations thaw

Norway deputy oil minister to meet China’s CNOOC executives as Oslo-Beijing...

OSLO — Norway's deputy oil minister will meet top executives of China's biggest offshore oil producer CNOOC on Thursday to discuss possible cooperation ahead of the...
Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

SVALBARD, Norway -- A surge in Arctic tourism is bringing ever bigger cruise ships to the formerly isolated, ice-bound region, prompting calls for a clamp-down to...
Luxury ship enters Bering Strait, starts cruise on Russia’s Northern Sea Route

Luxury ship enters Bering Strait, starts cruise on Russia’s Northern Sea...

The Silversea cruise ship Silver Explorer has entered Arctic waters, on a cruise that will travers Russia's Northern Sea Route.The 108-meter (about 355-foot) cruise...
Newly opened Russian pipeline will mean more Arctic gas for Europe

Newly opened Russian pipeline will mean more Arctic gas for Europe

Gazprom’s new Bovanenkovo-Ukhta 2 pipeline will boost daily deliveries from the Yamal Peninsula to 264 million cubic meters.The 1,265-kilometer-long (about 786-mile-long) pipeline was officially...