Permafrost thaw will make radon a bigger threat to Arctic residents, a  new study says

Permafrost thaw will make radon a bigger threat to Arctic residents,...

Thawing permafrost threatens to expose residents of the far north to high levels of radon, a gas that can cause lung cancer, warns a...
Greenland approves two hydroelectric projects

Greenland approves two hydroelectric projects

Greenland’s legislature has approved construction of a sixth hydroelectric plant and expansion of an existing facility in Nuuk that will make it possible for...
As a new review gets underway, the future of a huge Arctic Alaska oil project is uncertain

As a new review gets underway, the future of a huge...

As a major new oil project planned for Alaska's Arctic begins another environmental review, it now faces a less certain future. The Willow project, being...
Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Quickly accumulating sea ice along the Northern Sea Route is creating a potentially critical situation along Russia’s east Arctic coast. For several weeks, a...
Santa Claus sets off from the Arctic Circle on annual Christmas journey

Santa Claus sets off from the Arctic Circle on annual Christmas...

Santa Claus set off from the Arctic Circle — in this case, Rovaniemi, Finland, one of several places across the Arctic with a Christmas...
Winter oil work continues on Alaska’s North Slope, despite uncertainty about major projects

Winter oil work continues on Alaska’s North Slope, despite uncertainty about...

With major oil projects stalled by legal problems, oil companies operating on Alaska’s North Slope are pursuing plans for alternative developments this winter. ConocoPhillips, the...
World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

World’s glaciers contain less ice than thought, a new report finds

LONDON — Advances in satellite technology have revealed that the world's glaciers contain significantly less ice than previously thought, according to a study published...
How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

HAMBURG — So you want to see the northern lights? Experts will often tell you it's best to travel as far north as you...
Arctic leaders gathered in Anchorage ponder a path forward without Russia

Arctic leaders gathered in Anchorage ponder a path forward without Russia

At a two-day Arctic conference in Anchorage last week that was packed with dignitaries and experts from around the Arctic, the talk was dominated...
The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the eastern Northern Sea Route

The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the...

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika arrived on January 1 in the remote Russian town of Pevek, together with cargo vessels Inzhener Trubin and Yuri Arshenevsky and diesel-engined...