A Nunavut gold miner’s expansion plans just cleared a big hurdle

A Nunavut gold miner’s expansion plans just cleared a big hurdle

TMAC Resources Inc. has cleared a big milestone in its plans to develop three new underground gold mines in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region.On Tuesday, June...
Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

Unmanned ‘saildrones’ are headed to the Arctic for science

To better understand chemical and ecological changes in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean, scientists have launched a small fleet...
The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its...
U.S., Russian officials discuss sanctions, Russian gas pipeline plans

U.S., Russian officials discuss sanctions, Russian gas pipeline plans

WASHINGTON — Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia and Moscow's plan to expand its Nord Stream...
China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

The China National Nuclear Corporation, a state-owned enterprise which oversees all civil and military nuclear programs, announced it was seeking bids for the country’s...
First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next year

First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next...

Two beluga whales will set off from an aquarium in China to a secluded bay in Iceland next year, where they will live in...
Chinese shipper on path to ‘normalize’ polar shipping

Chinese shipper on path to ‘normalize’ polar shipping

Starting with the voyage of the Yong Sheng in 2013, the Chinese shipping firm COSCO has sent 10 vessels on a total of 14 voyages...
‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense Secretary Mattis

‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The United States needs to "up its game" in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and...
Novatek looks to Norway for LNG reloading capacity

Novatek looks to Norway for LNG reloading capacity

Novatek might engage in large-scale ship-to-ship reloading of liquefied natural gas at three sites in Arctic Norway.In a letter sent to the Norwegian Directorate...
The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

The Week Ahead: Bringing the Arctic to the internet

In 2016, the Arctic Economic Council held its first Arctic Broadband Summit amid frustration that, despite all the talk about pokey internet speeds in...