17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents Sea

17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents...

MOSCOW — A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with 17 of its...
Alaska agency devotes $20 million to bid in controversial Arctic refuge lease sale

Alaska agency devotes $20 million to bid in controversial Arctic refuge...

The Trump administration’s plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development in its waning days may be on a doubtful legal...
Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North Pole’ research station afloat

Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North...

As Russia prepares to the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a unique Arctic research vessel is preparing to undertake its first voyage. Hardly ever before...
Ottawa rejects the sale of Canada’s TMAC Resources to China’s Shandong Gold

Ottawa rejects the sale of Canada’s TMAC Resources to China’s Shandong...

The proposed sale of TMAC Resources Inc., a Canadian mining company active in Nunavut, to China’s Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. will not move...
Supreme court verdict keeps Norway’s Arctic waters open to oil drilling

Supreme court verdict keeps Norway’s Arctic waters open to oil drilling

OSLO — Norway's supreme court upheld government plans for Arctic oil exploration on Tuesday, dismissing a lawsuit by campaigners who said they violated people's...
Citing climate change and wildlife impacts, a new lawsuit seeks to overturn approval of an Arctic Alaska oil project

Citing climate change and wildlife impacts, a new lawsuit seeks to...

A lawsuit seeking to overturn the Trump administration's approval of a massive new oil project on Alaska’s North Slope alleges that agencies within the...
A last-minute decision will shrink the area open to oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge by about 30 percent

A last-minute decision will shrink the area open to oil leases...

Just days before the Trump administration is set to accept the first sealed bids by oil companies, the agency tasked with auctioning off drilling...
Public hearings on a controversial Greenland mine get underway

Public hearings on a controversial Greenland mine get underway

After a brief summer visit to the small town of Narsaq in grassy southern Greenland, Danish nuclear physicist Niels Bohr, famous for his Nobel...
Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because of COVID-19

Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because...

With the freeze-up progressing throughout the Arctic, all Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have now left northern waters. The coast guard completed its 2020 Arctic operational...
Putin: Nornickel should bear responsibility for Arctic fuel spill

Putin: Nornickel should bear responsibility for Arctic fuel spill

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel should bear responsibility for a major fuel spill...