A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

Federal legislation has cleared the way for the resumption of cruise travel in Alaska this year — though not at the record-breaking level that...
Noise from ships in Nunavut waters could change whale behavior, research suggests

Noise from ships in Nunavut waters could change whale behavior, research...

An increase in ships passing through Tallurutiup Imanga — a Canadian national marine conservation area at the north end of Baffin Island — is causing...
DNA analysis links great-great-great-grandson to Franklin Expedition victim

DNA analysis links great-great-great-grandson to Franklin Expedition victim

When the doomed Franklin Expedition in Canada’s Arctic suffered its first three deaths, crew members buried the victims in marked graves with some apparent...
Lapland Regional Council rejects Arctic railway

Lapland Regional Council rejects Arctic railway

The Regional Council of Lapland, Finland’s northernmost province, on Monday decided to rewrite the draft provincial plan for the period until 2040. This time the plan should...
Canada promises two Arctic icebreakers as part of pre-election job boost

Canada promises two Arctic icebreakers as part of pre-election job boost

OTTAWA — The Canadian government on Thursday promised to build two Arctic icebreakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically influential provinces that...
Mary River mine could be mothballed, says Baffinland president

Mary River mine could be mothballed, says Baffinland president

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s president and CEO Brian Penney says there’s a possibility the company might mothball its Mary River iron mine next year. Penney...
More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

The once-impenetrable Northwest Passage through Arctic Canada’s marine waters has now become a site of routine vessel transits and growing traffic. Ship use increased substantially...
Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

Total buys 10 percent stake in Murmansk LNG terminal

The French oil and gas company Total has acquired 10 percent of Arkticheskaya Perevalka, the subsidiary company of Russian gas giant Novatek that will...
A new batch of satellites brings widespread Arctic broadband closer to reality

A new batch of satellites brings widespread Arctic broadband closer to...

British communication company OneWeb launched 36 more communications satellites into orbit late Sunday evening by a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Vostochny cosmodrome. It follows similar...