Court order temporarily halts construction at a major ConocoPhillips project in Alaska’s Arctic

Court order temporarily halts construction at a major ConocoPhillips project in...

ANCHORAGE — A weekend court ruling has temporarily blocked winter construction at a huge ConocoPhillips oil project on Alaska's North Slope. U.S. District Court Judge...
With a new Arctic discovery, Rosneft compares Kara Sea with Gulf of Mexico and Middle East

With a new Arctic discovery, Rosneft compares Kara Sea with Gulf...

Russian oil and gas company Rosneft has announced the discovery a new field in the Kara Sea holds an estimated 800 billion cubic meters...
Apparently stable for now, Alaska’s biggest caribou faces a tough future of industrial development and climate warming

Apparently stable for now, Alaska’s biggest caribou faces a tough future...

Alaska’s largest caribou herd is showing signs of strength, but there is trouble on the horizon. The Western Arctic Caribou Herd, which roams northwestern Alaska,...
What old caribou antlers in Alaska’s Arctic refuge can tell researchers about historic migrations

What old caribou antlers in Alaska’s Arctic refuge can tell researchers...

The Gwich’in people of northwestern Alaska and northeastern Canada have a traditional name for the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: “Iizhik...
Lawsuits seek to overturn Trump plan for expanded NPR-A oil development

Lawsuits seek to overturn Trump plan for expanded NPR-A oil development

Several environmental groups on Tuesday filed two lawsuits seeking to overturn the Trump administration’s endorsement of expanded oil development on federal territory on the...
Arctic Alaska oilfields and mines stay open but add quarantines, longer shifts

Arctic Alaska oilfields and mines stay open but add quarantines, longer...

Two of Arctic Alaska's main economic drivers, oil and mining, are continuing to operate during the coronavirus pandemic — but with some significant changes. Oil...
The latest Norway oil find is another drop in Barents barrel

The latest Norway oil find is another drop in Barents barrel

Measured by its size, the discovery announced earlier this week by Equinor, Norway’s state-controlled oil firm, is marginal. The Skruis find, in the northern...
Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

A new bill introduced in Congress would forbid any oil-related development within a mile of polar bear denning habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Longyearbyen will shut down its coal-fired power plant

Longyearbyen will shut down its coal-fired power plant

The Longyearbyen Heat and Power Plant in Svalbard — the only energy producer in Norway running on coal — is set to close. Together...
Russian oil companies seek to soften environmental law ahead of a big push into the Arctic

Russian oil companies seek to soften environmental law ahead of a...

Russian oil and gas companies Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Lukoil have been pushing on the federal government for softer environmental regulations in the Arctic....