‘It’s unreal’ – Tourists watch volcanic eruption in Iceland

‘It’s unreal’ – Tourists watch volcanic eruption in Iceland

Tourists gathered near Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano over the weekend to watch it spew out lava and streams of molten rock. One pair of onlookers, Jessie...
A new report shows that more ships are visiting the Arctic

A new report shows that more ships are visiting the Arctic

A fresh report from an Arctic Council working group finds a 25 percent increase in ship visits in Arctic waters from 2013 to 2019. The...
Rosatom hints it may need fewer icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route

Rosatom hints it may need fewer icebreakers for the Northern Sea...

The head of Rosatom's Northern Sea Route Directorate says three powerful nuclear icebreakers will be able to keep the whole Arctic shipping corridor open...
The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The CCGS Amundsen, Canada’s preeminent research icebreaker, will be plying Arctic waters again this coming summer, but its season will be shorter and will...
Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

Norway’s Goliat oil platform is offline — again

After being offline since Christmas, production of crude oil resumed on February 3rd. That lasted for some few days. On Wednesday, production was halted...
Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

MOSCOW — Two Russian companies signed a deal on Thursday to build the world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker to help boost trade on a...
Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic — and how one Icelandic company hopes to help

Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic —...

Half a degree difference in temperature may seem inconsequential, but it matters a great deal in the Arctic. The Earth has already warmed 1 degree...
American LNG developers see possible opening from US-China trade truce

American LNG developers see possible opening from US-China trade truce

NEW YORK — Companies proposing new U.S. liquefied natural gas export projects, including one in Alaska's Arctic, expressed optimism on Monday the agreement between...
North Baffin hunters call for 10-year freeze on Baffinland mine expansion

North Baffin hunters call for 10-year freeze on Baffinland mine expansion

Three north Baffin hunters and trappers associations are calling for a ban on increased ore production at Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine. The...
Iqaluit’s deep-water port project remains on track for 2021 completion

Iqaluit’s deep-water port project remains on track for 2021 completion

Despite pandemic restrictions, the construction of Iqaluit’s deep-water port and small-craft harbor remains on schedule. The project, awarded to Tower Arctic in 2018, is still expected...