Arctic Economy

China’s ambassador to Iceland calls for direct flights to link the two nations

China’s ambassador to Iceland calls for direct flights to link the...

Jin Zhijan, ambassador for China in Iceland speaking to Morgunblaðið says that he would like to strengthen the cooperation between Iceland and China in...
Russia’s Nornickel reports another Arctic fuel spill

Russia’s Nornickel reports another Arctic fuel spill

MOSCOW — Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel said on Sunday that around 45 tonnes of aviation fuel had leaked from its pipeline in the...
As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter, says study

As ice melts, Greenland could become big sand exporter, says study

OSLO — Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet...
Retreating ice is revealing new land in Russia’s Arctic

Retreating ice is revealing new land in Russia’s Arctic

Research vessels operating for the Russia Navy have discovered new islands in the archipelagos of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. The biggest of...
Panelists at Nunavut Mining Symposium want a link to Canada’s road system

Panelists at Nunavut Mining Symposium want a link to Canada’s road...

At the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit, you don’t have to look far to find supporters of a road linking Nunavut to the Northwest...
U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering Sea patrol

U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering...

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Russia’s Marine Rescue Service have agreed to an updated plan to address maritime pollution across international boundaries in...
Switzerland’s Vitol sells stake in giant Russian Arctic oil project

Switzerland’s Vitol sells stake in giant Russian Arctic oil project

LONDON — Global commodities trader Vitol has sold its interest in the giant Vostok Oil project in the Russian Arctic, led by the Kremlin-controlled...
After fracking test launched on North Slope, company presses ahead to drill two new wells

After fracking test launched on North Slope, company presses ahead to...

A unique effort to test the benefits of hydraulic fracturing on the North Slope is still underway, but the focus is shifting away from a well...
Hikers evacuated as more lava flows from new fissures at Icelandic volcano

Hikers evacuated as more lava flows from new fissures at Icelandic...

Hikers near an Icelandic volcano had to be evacuated on Monday, according to media reports, as lava continued to ooze from newly opened fissures...
A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious — but it just passed a major milestone

A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious...

Plans for a pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska’s Arctic to a tidewater port in the southern part of the state have floundered economically,...
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