Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant heads towards the Arctic

This weekend, Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant left St. Petersburg, slowly making its way to Arctic waters.The power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was launched...
Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than previously reported

Arctic refuge snow conditions are even worse for tundra travel than...

If energy companies bring drilling rigs and other industrial equipment to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, it will be difficult for them...
The Trump administration just pushed forward on two major Arctic Alaska development projects

The Trump administration just pushed forward on two major Arctic Alaska...

The Trump administration on Friday released documents that pushed two controversial Arctic Alaska projects — one a road, and the other an oilfield —...
Even after decades, caribou still aren’t fully used to oil development, scientists say

Even after decades, caribou still aren’t fully used to oil development,...

Images of plentiful caribou coexisting peacefully with oil fields have long been staples of the industry’s argument that development is environmentally safe and that...
Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for Alaska natural gas proposes skipping the costly pipeline

Following the lead of Russia’s Yamal LNG, a new plan for...

For half a century, Alaskans have considered plan after plan to build a pipeline that would get the North Slope’s vast but stranded natural...
Suddenly, new investment in Arctic Alaska oil looks very unlikely

Suddenly, new investment in Arctic Alaska oil looks very unlikely

The prospects for new oil development on Arctic Alaska have become clouded by two powerful economic forces in recent weeks — a pushback by...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Across the Arctic, cities, highways, railroads, oil fields and other structures inhabited by or used by people perch precariously on permafrost that is warming.Now...
Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
A French navigator is trying to sail the Northwest Passage solo — in a solar-powered boat

A French navigator is trying to sail the Northwest Passage solo...

This summer, French navigator Anne Quéméré is undertaking a solo expedition across the Northwest Passage in a six-meter boat powered entirely by the sun....