Is Arctic mining poised to make a comeback?

Is Arctic mining poised to make a comeback?

Beyond geographic location, finding something that all Arctic territories hold in common can prove elusive. So clearly defined are their differences that Tara Sweeney,...
Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Northern Sea Route icebreaker escorts are up by 100 percent

Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers have been busy on Northern Sea Route lately.In 2016, a total of 420 vessels loaded with 5.29 million tons of cargo were...
A declining Kara Sea town sees a future in coal

A declining Kara Sea town sees a future in coal

Dikson has seen better days. The small town by the Kara Sea has had thirty years of non-stop decay. Population is reduced to only...
Murmansk aquaculture bounces back

Murmansk aquaculture bounces back

After a series of scandals and big losses, company Russian Aquaculture in 2016 recorded solid revenues and a boost in fish volumes.According to a...
First shipments of Yamal LNG set to head to market before October

First shipments of Yamal LNG set to head to market before...

Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total, one of the companies involved in Russia's Yamal LNG project, confirmed in a recent presentation that the first shipment...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
Agnico Eagle plans to spend $1.2 billion to open two new Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle plans to spend $1.2 billion to open two new...

After 10 years in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. will invest more than $1.2 billion to construct two new Kivalliq region gold mines that...
US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

US Coast Guard will get some icebreaker design help from Canada

Mention icebreakers in a North American context, and most people will think of the U.S. After decades of inattention, America is down to two icebreakers powerful...
Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

Researchers find growing piles of trash on the Arctic seabed

The Arctic’s growing tourism and shipping industry might not just bring more cash: it could bring more trash.That’s according to a team of German...
Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Sweden’s Lundin announces another major find in Norway’s Barents Sea

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin has made another major discovery in Norway's offshore Arctic waters.The company believes the Filicudi prospect holds between 35 and...