Mining firm backed by Bezos and Gates to begin Greenland drilling

Mining firm backed by Bezos and Gates to begin Greenland drilling

COPENHAGEN — Mineral exploration company KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, said on Thursday it would begin drilling in...
The newest US icebreaker now has a name, but construction is still delayed

The newest US icebreaker now has a name, but construction is...

The newest U.S. icebreaker will be called Polar Sentinel, but the ship’s delivery will be delayed until at least May 2025, Adm. Karl L....
US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging strategy’

US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging...

The Biden administration is requesting $125 million in its 2023 budget to purchase an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker. The funds would cover the estimated...
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...
Russia’s new Arctic LNG project will be built with western technology

Russia’s new Arctic LNG project will be built with western technology

The next liquefied natural gas project in the Russian Arctic is likely to be the Ob LNG. It will produce 6.6 million tons per...
Climate-fueled permafrost thaw threatens up to half of Arctic infrastructure, report finds

Climate-fueled permafrost thaw threatens up to half of Arctic infrastructure, report...

Thawing permafrost could put as much as 50 percent of Arctic infrastructure at high risk of damage by 2050, requiring tens of billions of...
Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move into ice

Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move...

There is still plenty of work left to be done. The 83-meter vessel with the peculiar shape is wrapped in scaffold in the Admiralty...
How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

How better design can make rural Alaska homes healthier

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...
Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its first voyage

Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its...

The Royal Canadian Navy's Arctic and offshore patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf returned to its home port of Halifax on Thursday, after circumnavigating the...
Major oil companies and investors pull back from Russian Arctic oil and gas

Major oil companies and investors pull back from Russian Arctic oil...

Several major oil companies and investors have announced in recent days they are withdrawing from Russian resource development or not pursuing new projects with...