How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...
Iceland restricts public gatherings, closes schools

Iceland restricts public gatherings, closes schools

COPENHAGEN — The Icelandic government said on Friday it would ban public gatherings of 100 or more people and that secondary schools and universities...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut minister

No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut...

The federal government should wait until after a devolution agreement with Nunavut before declaring any more moratoriums on Arctic oil and gas development, says...
How Equinor’s offshore oil rig infection exposes coronavirus dangers for remote sites

How Equinor’s offshore oil rig infection exposes coronavirus dangers for remote...

OSLO/LONDON — Equinor reported the oil industry's first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on Wednesday, highlighting the challenge in preventing contamination for thousands...
A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious — but it just passed a major milestone

A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious...

Plans for a pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska’s Arctic to a tidewater port in the southern part of the state have floundered economically,...
This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of coronavirus spread

This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of...

On Saturday, officials announced that the Arctic Winter Games would be canceled due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.The games, which are held every...
Putin signs Russia’s new Arctic master plan

Putin signs Russia’s new Arctic master plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the nation's new Arctic strategy, which includes its main objectives, priorities and tasks in the region, as well...
UBS adds Arctic lending restrictions as ‘sustainable’ investments rise

UBS adds Arctic lending restrictions as ‘sustainable’ investments rise

LONDON — Switzerland's UBS said the value of its 'sustainable' investments rose by more than 50 percent to nearly $500 billion in 2019, while...
PetroChina suspends some gas contracts as coronavirus hits demand: sources

PetroChina suspends some gas contracts as coronavirus hits demand: sources

SINGAPORE — PetroChina has suspended some natural gas imports, including on liquefied natural gas shipments and on gas imported via pipelines, as a seasonal...