Russia’s Yamal region moves forward on massive rail infrastructure project

Russia’s Yamal region moves forward on massive rail infrastructure project

A major Arctic infrastructure project takes a leap forward as Governor of the Russian Yamal-Nenets region Dmitry Kobylkin this week signed a deal with...
Alaska Governor nominates US Arctic waters for offshore oil and gas leasing

Alaska Governor nominates US Arctic waters for offshore oil and gas...

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has nominated the two seas covering the Arctic Ocean’s U.S. continental shelf for inclusion in the federal government’s five-year offshore leasing program,...
Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Hurtigruten to name two new expedition ships after polar explorers

Norwegian company Hurtigruten's two new expedition ships built with hybrid technology will be named MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen after two of...
Northern Sweden winds will power Google

Northern Sweden winds will power Google

Investment firm Aquila Capital confirms that it has acquired the 148 MW capacity Lehtirova wind power project in northern Sweden and that most of...
Arctic Business Council summit to take place in Tromsø

Arctic Business Council summit to take place in Tromsø

An exclusive business forum plans to meet in January during the annual Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.The Arctic Business Conference was originally planned...
Environmental groups file groundbreaking lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups file groundbreaking lawsuit against Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Environmental groups Nature and Youth and Greenpeace filed a lawsuit Tuesday, arguing that Barents Sea oil must remain in ground if Norway is to fulfill...
Alaska-based Arctic investment firm to buy Iceland telecom company

Alaska-based Arctic investment firm to buy Iceland telecom company

An Anchorage-based, Arctic-focused private equity firm just announced its first Icelandic investment.Pt Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of investment firm Pt Capital, said in a news...
Asian businesses seek closer ties with Arctic Economic Council

Asian businesses seek closer ties with Arctic Economic Council

Several Asian countries are knocking on the door of the Arctic Economic Council, the body facilitating business cooperation across the Arctic region. And they...
COSCO will send 5 ships on Northern Sea Route in 2016

COSCO will send 5 ships on Northern Sea Route in 2016

Speaking at the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik, China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Executive Vice President Ding Nong confirmed that his company’s operations along...
Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

Uncharted waters: Mega cruise ships sail the Arctic

SVALBARD, Norway -- A surge in Arctic tourism is bringing ever bigger cruise ships to the formerly isolated, ice-bound region, prompting calls for a clamp-down to...