Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up -U.S. lawmakers

OTTAWA — U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every...
China starts construction of new icebreaker

China starts construction of new icebreaker

Shipyard Jiangnan confirms that it has officially started the construction of the vessel, and that it is planned to be ready for sailing in...
Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

Canada needs stricter grey water release rules for Arctic ships: WWF

The International Maritime Organization’s Polar Code, with strict new environmental rules for ships operating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas, comes into effect Jan....
Shipments on the Northern Sea Route reach a new record high

Shipments on the Northern Sea Route reach a new record high

Figures presented by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development in last week’s meeting in the Arctic Commision show that shipments to ports along the...
Greenland lead and zinc mine approved for operation

Greenland lead and zinc mine approved for operation

Greenland’s Self-Rule Authority has given the go-ahead to begin construction of one of the largest mines in the country to date.Ironbark, an Australian firm,...
Obama said to use 1953 law to block sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of U.S. Arctic, Atlantic

Obama said to use 1953 law to block sale of new...

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is preparing to block the sale of new offshore drilling rights in much of the U.S. Arctic and parts...
Battle over drilling in Arctic refuge expected to heat up in next Congress

Battle over drilling in Arctic refuge expected to heat up in...

SEATTLE -- Amid the fierce partisan politics that dominate Congress, Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Washington Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell have displayed a...
‘Surprising’ oil-lease sale on Alaska’s North Slope and coastal Arctic waters draws big bids

‘Surprising’ oil-lease sale on Alaska’s North Slope and coastal Arctic waters...

In the wake of two big oil discoveries in Alaska in the past year, exploration companies brushed aside concerns of low oil prices on...
Statistics Norway: Tourism bypasses mining in Svalbard

Statistics Norway: Tourism bypasses mining in Svalbard

Tourism has bypassed mining as an economic force in Svalbard, a new study suggests.In its recent Svalbard 2016 report, Statistics Norway shows that tourism...
Swedish Baltic Sea island Gotland says ‘no’ to harbor deal with Nord Stream

Swedish Baltic Sea island Gotland says ‘no’ to harbor deal with...

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Baltic island of Gotland has heeded government security concerns and will reject a request from Russian gas firm Gazprom to rent...