Diamond giant De Beers hunts for treasure in Greenland’s waters

Diamond giant De Beers hunts for treasure in Greenland’s waters

COPENAGHEN/LONDON — Mining giant De Beers has commissioned a survey of the ocean floor off Greenland's coast in a first step to determine whether...
Climate change report warns of multiple threats Finnish Lapland

Climate change report warns of multiple threats Finnish Lapland

A recent report by The Finnish Climate Change Panel warns that the Finnish Lapland will have an increased risk of flooding as a result...
The Biden administration is reconsidering a controversial mining access road in Alaska’s Arctic

The Biden administration is reconsidering a controversial mining access road in...

The Biden administration is taking a fresh look at Trump-era approvals for a controversial 211-mile industrial access road planned across the Brooks Range foothills...
Norway is set to close Svalbard’s last coal mine in 2023

Norway is set to close Svalbard’s last coal mine in 2023

OSLO — Norway's state-owned coal company will close its last mine in the Arctic Svalbard archipelago in 2023, it said on Thursday, causing the...
The EU approaches an ‘important juncture’  in its Arctic involvement

The EU approaches an ‘important juncture’ in its Arctic involvement

The head of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee is pledging to keep the Arctic high on the body's legislative agenda in order to...
What a new Russian grand masterplan for Siberia could mean for the Arctic

What a new Russian grand masterplan for Siberia could mean for...

A grand Soviet-style initiative to transform part of southern Siberia pushed by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a loyal ally of President Vladimir Putin,...
Equinor, Rosneft to cooperate in cutting emissions in Russia

Equinor, Rosneft to cooperate in cutting emissions in Russia

OSLO — Norway's Equinor and Russia's Rosneft have agreed to cooperate on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases from their joint oil and gas projects...
Two Indigenous-led studies in Alaska hint at how future low sea ice seasons could affect Arctic communities

Two Indigenous-led studies in Alaska hint at how future low sea...

When sea ice failed to cover Alaska's Kotzebue Sound for the first winters in recent memory, the people who live in the area raised...
Inuit organizations vow to fight changes to Nunavut tax law

Inuit organizations vow to fight changes to Nunavut tax law

Inuit organizations say they will take the Nunavut government to court over changes to a property tax law recently passed in the legislature. The amendments...
Keep mining policy consistent, economists tell Greenland’s leaders

Keep mining policy consistent, economists tell Greenland’s leaders

To a large degree, mining activity in Greenland is determined by developments in the global economy, but the country’s legislators can go a long...