Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

ANCHORAGE — Meteorologists were stunned last week when three successive thunderstorms swept across the Arctic from Siberia to north of Alaska, unleashing lightning bolts...
A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a Northwest Passage transit

A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a...

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is headed for Arctic waters — and a rare trip through the Northwest Passage that will end in...
Greenland halts new oil exploration

Greenland halts new oil exploration

After spending nearly half a century on a largely unsuccessful search for oil in Greenland, that county’s elected government has now called a halt...
Universal Hydrogen in zero-carbon plane deals with Icelandair, Ravn

Universal Hydrogen in zero-carbon plane deals with Icelandair, Ravn

PARIS — Universal Hydrogen, a U.S. firm that aims to do for clean fuel what Nespresso did for coffee, is poised to announce preliminary...
Baffinland says it will delay icebreaking at the start of 2021 shipping season

Baffinland says it will delay icebreaking at the start of 2021...

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. announced Tuesday it will delay icebreaking at the start of this year’s shipping season to help protect the health of...
Greenland government ready to outlaw uranium mining

Greenland government ready to outlaw uranium mining

Greenland has taken the first step towards outlawing uranium mining after lawmakers there proposed a stricter version of a ban that the country’s national...
Thaw along Alaska’s Dalton Highway shows how vulnerable infrastructure on permafrost is

Thaw along Alaska’s Dalton Highway shows how vulnerable infrastructure on permafrost...

Current models are probably underestimating how vulnerable Arctic infrastructure is to climate change, finds a new study that examined the heat-driven deterioration of the...
On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals — and a new future

On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals...

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Alaska — Fifty years ago, Patrick Pletnikoff spent his summers stripping blubber from the carcasses of seals clubbed to death in...
Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as native Atlantic salmon decline

Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as...

The Fishing and Hunting Association in the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger last week halted fishing in several of its local rivers. The ban comes...
Greenland joins EU minerals group

Greenland joins EU minerals group

Greenland has signed on to a multi-billion-euro European Union effort to promote mining projects that will help the bloc secure supplies of 30 strategic...