Arctic Economy

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change. With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...
Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide. The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
Three Russian submarines surface and break Arctic ice during drills

Three Russian submarines surface and break Arctic ice during drills

MOSCOW — Three Russian nuclear ballistic missile submarines have surfaced simultaneously breaking the Arctic ice during drills, reported the commander-in-chief of the Russian fleet...
A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final approval

A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final...

A decision on whether to permit mining at one of the world’s largest deposits of rare-earth elements has moved to its final stage after...
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this summer

A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this...

The most powerful icebreaker ever built, 50 let pobedy (50 Years of Victory), will serve as a cruise ship for high-paying travelers this summer. Starting in Murmansk,...
As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is struggling to get on board

As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is...

When it comes to the future of Greenland’s economy, there are two things lawmakers in Nuuk and in Copenhagen can agree on. The first is...
A massive Arctic natural gas pipeline project in Alaska just got federal approval

A massive Arctic natural gas pipeline project in Alaska just got...

A federal agency has approved a plan to build a massive pipeline project to ship natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope to markets. The Federal...
Greenland lawmakers approve funding for major airports project

Greenland lawmakers approve funding for major airports project

Greenland’s national assembly, Inatsisartut, voted Thursday to spend 2.1 billion kroner ($250 million) to fund improvements at two existing airports and construction of a...
Inside Pyramiden, a Soviet ghost town in Arctic Norway

Inside Pyramiden, a Soviet ghost town in Arctic Norway

This was once upon a time the world's northernmost kindergarten and primary school. Abandoned twenty years ago, Pyramiden coal-mining town on the northern edge...
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