When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on cargo volumes

When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on...

There is significant international interest in a potential railway between Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland, and Kirkenes, a port on Norway's Arctic coast. But questions...
Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...
Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods shipped so far this year

Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods...

A total of 9.95 million tons of goods have so far this year been shipped to and from ports on the Northern Sea Route....
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are ignoring concerns about seismic testing

In a rush to launch Arctic Refuge drilling, Trump officials are...

In testimony last fall, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski promised that there would be no cutting corners on oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic waters

Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic...

A federal agency has granted its blessing to Hilcorp Energy Company’s plan of development for what would be the first producing oil field located...
Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

More than most areas, the Arctic sells itself on being empty and difficult to reach. This has served it well for the most part,...
Russia moves forward on a railway to the Northern Sea Route to Sabetta

Russia moves forward on a railway to the Northern Sea Route...

If Russia is to fulfill its high ambitions for the Northern Sea Route, it might need to build a railway to Sabetta, and acting Yamal-Nenets...
Plans to build Canada’s first Arctic railway take a big step forward

Plans to build Canada’s first Arctic railway take a big step...

A plan to nearly triple iron ore production at the Mary River mine on north Baffin by building Canada’s first Arctic railway took a...