Arctic Economy

How blending Inuit knowledge and western science has helped improve polar bear health

How blending Inuit knowledge and western science has helped improve polar...

Nanuk, the Inuktitut word for polar bear, is an iconic animal, capturing public imaginations and starring in international marketing campaigns. As nanuk has increasingly...
LNG tankers crowd Norway’s Arctic coast

LNG tankers crowd Norway’s Arctic coast

The waters off Honningsvåg and Hammerfest, two towns located along the coast of the Barents Sea, are busy as ship-to-ship reloading of LNG from...
Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver to eastern markets

Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver...

Shipments on the Northern Sea Route continue to increase, despite a global pandemic and world economic meltdown. In the first half of 2020, the...
Company drops plan for an aerial geological survey of Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Company drops plan for an aerial geological survey of Alaska’s Arctic...

An aerial survey intended to gather geologic data in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be conducted this summer. CGG...
Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Construction of a regional airport in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland, due to begin this autumn, has been postponed indefinitely by the nationally controlled firm...
Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

An environmental group filed suit against the Trump administration on Thursday for what it alleges is an illegal neglect of duty to protect two...
Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees a bright future

Port of Tiksi, linking Lena River to Northern Sea Route, sees...

Regional authorities say planned investments in the Port of Tiksi, in the Sakha Republic, will allow it to handle annual goods volumes up 300,000...
Norway’s oil fund wants out of oil and gas investments

Norway’s oil fund wants out of oil and gas investments

Earlier this autumn, Norway’s oil fund reached the stunning value of $1 trillion. Built on transfer of oil revenue from May 1996, the fund is...
Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin has made another major discovery in Norway's offshore Arctic waters. The company believes the Filicudi prospect holds between 35 and...
‘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...
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