Shipping on the Northern Sea Route is up 40 percent

Shipping on the Northern Sea Route is up 40 percent

The volume of goods shipped along the Northern Sea Route is expected to reach 29 million tons in course of 2019, says Nikolay Monko,...
Thousands of oil and construction workers are stuck at remote sites in the Russian Arctic

Thousands of oil and construction workers are stuck at remote sites...

Fearing spread of the coronavirus, Russian companies have isolated large construction sites and industrial towns in the Arctic to the outside world. Work must go...
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...
Bars and gyms reopen as Iceland exits emergency coronavirus alert

Bars and gyms reopen as Iceland exits emergency coronavirus alert

COPENHAGEN — Iceland eased its national alert against the coronavirus on Monday, allowing for public gatherings of up to 200 people and night clubs...
In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural treasure

In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural...

Iceland’s highlands, according to a website promoting creation of national park there, is one of that country’s greatest treasures. It's a statement few would...
Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil, fishing, tourism

Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil,...

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. state of Alaska is, for the moment, distant from the worst medical ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. But its economy...
Rosatom looks to invest $7 billion to create an Arctic shipping service

Rosatom looks to invest $7 billion to create an Arctic shipping...

Russia’s Rosatom Group plans to spend $7 billion to become one of the world’s largest container shipping operators. The company aims to offer container...
Greenland welcomes US aid, but some lawmakers fear it could bring entanglements

Greenland welcomes US aid, but some lawmakers fear it could bring...

Details of a $12.1 million American aid package to Greenland, announced on Thursday, remain scarce, but the money will be directed toward programs in...
Russia adds Arctic affairs to Ministry of the Far East

Russia adds Arctic affairs to Ministry of the Far East

Russia will incorporate Arctic affairs into the Ministry of the Far East, in a move to coordinate the country’s expanding development of regional infrastructure and...
A top federal official working on Arctic refuge oil development is resigning

A top federal official working on Arctic refuge oil development is...

On Tuesday, Joe Balash, assistant secretary at the Department of the Interior, resigned from his position effective August 30. David Bernhardt, head of the...