Arctic Economic Council has ‘made light-years of progress,’ says chair

Arctic Economic Council has ‘made light-years of progress,’ says chair

As Tara Sweeney, chair of the Arctic Economic Council, prepares to hand the fledgling organization over to Finnish leadership in a few months she...
Northwest Alaska mine prospect could help make batteries for laptops and cars

Northwest Alaska mine prospect could help make batteries for laptops and...

A preliminary economic analysis has found that a graphite mining prospect near Nome — an effort to capitalize on a potential supply crunch from China...
EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

EU wants ban on heavy fuel in Arctic

In a resolution adopted on Tuesday by 111 votes to 8, with 1 abstention, Members of the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs and...
Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of Arctic shipping

Push is on to get dirty heavy fuel oil out of...

A major Norwegian cruise ship operator has joined international environmental organizations in their call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping.They’re...
Two new Arctic emergency centers to open along Northern Sea Route

Two new Arctic emergency centers to open along Northern Sea Route

Russia announced plans to open two additional emergency rescue centers along the Northern Sea Route. The new centers will be located in Pevek and...
Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Greenland shipper won’t be allowed out of Danish port contract early

Royal Arctic Line, a Greenlandic ocean-going shipper, will not be given permission to break its contract with the Port of Aalborg, Denmark, early, port...
Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic Ocean

Tiksi infrastructure developments will help link shipping between Lena River, Arctic...

As part of the Russian federal government’s development of so-called support zones along the nation's Arctic coast, a preliminary sum of five billion rubles (about...
World’s first icebreaking LNG tanker starts sea trials

World’s first icebreaking LNG tanker starts sea trials

The Christophe de Margerie, the first ever icebreaking LNG tanker has docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium, where it is to undergo testing ahead of its...
Arctic oil can help solve climate challenges, Norway PM says

Arctic oil can help solve climate challenges, Norway PM says

Ice is melting and boundaries for economic activities are moving north. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg argues Arctic oil plays a role in solving...
Researchers from Northern Norway and South Korea join efforts on the Northern Sea Route

Researchers from Northern Norway and South Korea join efforts on the...

How realistic is it to envision commercial traffic through the Northern Sea Route?A soon to be published book based on research from Norway and...