The world’s first floating nuclear power plant is already turning Pevek into an Arctic boom town

The world’s first floating nuclear power plant is already turning Pevek...

The remote Russian town of Pevek, located on the East Siberian Sea, is undergoing a transformation. After decades of decline, local authorities are now...
How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

HUSAVIK, Iceland — For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely...
How Beaufort Sea oil exploration could affect NASA’s rocket research in Alaska

How Beaufort Sea oil exploration could affect NASA’s rocket research in...

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced plans to proceed with a 2019 auction of rights to drill oil in the Beaufort...
Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce ice-class requirements

Traffic on Northern Sea Route doubles as Russia aims to reduce...

Shipping traffic on Russia’s Northern Sea Route reached another milestone, surpassing 15 million tons of cargo during the first eleven months of the year....
Novatek opens third Yamal LNG production line, begins ship-to-ship transfers in Norwegian waters

Novatek opens third Yamal LNG production line, begins ship-to-ship transfers in...

Russia’s largest privately-owned natural gas company Novatek announced this week the opening of the third production line at its liquefied natural gas facility on...
Trump administration poised to undo Obama protections and open more of Arctic Alaska to oil drilling

Trump administration poised to undo Obama protections and open more of...

The Trump administration on Tuesday launched a plan to overturn Obama-era protections and open up more Arctic land will be open to oil development.To...
South Korean shipbuilders’ have developed a lock on the LNG tanker market that could last for years

South Korean shipbuilders’ have developed a lock on the LNG tanker...

SEOUL/TOKYO — South Korean shipyards have boxed out their Japanese rivals from the market for building large ships carrying liquefied natural gas, winning all...
Beaufort Sea oil leasing plan moves ahead, despite legal challenge

Beaufort Sea oil leasing plan moves ahead, despite legal challenge

The Trump administration is preparing to auction off drilling rights next year in the icy Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast, even though its...
Economic interests may trump shipping safety as Russia seeks to reduce ice-class requirements

Economic interests may trump shipping safety as Russia seeks to reduce...

The Russian Ministry of Transport has proposed a significant softening of ice-class requirements on the Northern Sea Route. The change, proposed to go into...
Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s new governor will face a daunting financial challenge

Alaska’s next governor takes office in December after a campaign that largely hinged on his opposition to taxes and his support for sending Alaskans...