Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its...

Last month, Iceland assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council. But its leaders are already looking to the future, when Russia will take over the...
Trans-Arctic shipments are on the agenda as Chinese companies come to St. Petersburg Economic Forum

Trans-Arctic shipments are on the agenda as Chinese companies come to...

Russian natural gas company Novatek and Chinese shipping company COSCO have signed a cooperation agreement, which could open ways to new logistics schemes in...
Japan’s Mitsui and Mitsubishi take 10 percent stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2

Japan’s Mitsui and Mitsubishi take 10 percent stake in Novatek’s Arctic...

Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Corporation, two of Japan’s largest general trading companies will acquire a 10 percent stake in the Arctic LNG 2...
IMO pushes back talks on limiting Arctic-warming black carbon emissions to 2020

IMO pushes back talks on limiting Arctic-warming black carbon emissions to...

The United Nations agency that oversees the shipping industry has pushed back plans to discuss putting limits on sooty exhaust that’s known to increase...
Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year, official says

Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year,...

After decades of oil development prohibitions in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration is poised to start auctioning off oil leases within...
In court and out, the Trump administration continues its push for offshore Arctic oil development

In court and out, the Trump administration continues its push for...

The Trump administration has taken steps on two fronts to advance oil development in Arctic waters off Alaska.In U.S. District Court in Anchorage on...
Norway’s Hurtigruten cruise operator signs deal to power ships with fish waste biogas

Norway’s Hurtigruten cruise operator signs deal to power ships with fish...

Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten has signed a 7.5-year deal to buy liquefied biogas (LBG) made from dead fish and other organic waste to...
Russia launches the another ship in its powerful new series of nuclear icebreakers

Russia launches the another ship in its powerful new series of...

ST PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the...
Chinese rig to return to Russia’s Kara Sea this summer in hopes of third major find

Chinese rig to return to Russia’s Kara Sea this summer in...

Chinese drilling rig Nan Hai Ba Hao is due to begin a third drilling season in the Kara Sea this summer in the hopes of...
Homes like parkas? Why Arctic housing may need  to go back to the future

Homes like parkas? Why Arctic housing may need to go...

SEATTLE — Arctic housing specialist Jack Hébert likes to paraphrase a saying from the Inupiaq, an Indigenous group living in Alaska's Arctic."Before the white...