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...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
Russia begins drilling at major Arctic oil reserve

Russia begins drilling at major Arctic oil reserve

Operations at what could become the largest oil field in the Arctic began on June 13 when Russia’s Neftegazholding began drilling at Payakha, in northern...
Rosatom offers reassurances on the safety a new Arctic floating nuclear power plant — but concerns remain

Rosatom offers reassurances on the safety a new Arctic floating nuclear...

In an interview with High North News, Russia's Rosatom responded to some critiques about the safety of its floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov....
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...
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...
Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Yukon’s government is launching its own study of drilling impacts in...

While the Trump administration is preparing studies leading up to its planned oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the government across the...
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...
China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on cargo volumes

When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on...

There is significant international interest in a potential railway between Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland, and Kirkenes, a port on Norway's Arctic coast. But questions...