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...
Arctic disaster responders train together in a first-of-its-kind joint exercise

Arctic disaster responders train together in a first-of-its-kind joint exercise

An oil tanker and a cruise ship with 250 passengers aboard, both navigating along the northern coast of Iceland, collide. The ships take on water,...
Norway’s Equinor is buying a shipload of LNG from the Russian Arctic

Norway’s Equinor is buying a shipload of LNG from the Russian...

The liquefied natural gas tanker Vladimir Rusanov on April 6 left the Russian Arctic port of Sabetta and set course for Equinor's Melkøya plant...
Greenland’s new leadership will be challenged by a push for faster independence

Greenland’s new leadership will be challenged by a push for faster...

Earlier this week, Greenlanders elected a new parliament with a majority from the center-left Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party. It's only the second time in...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route push is met with scepticism

Russia’s Northern Sea Route push is met with scepticism

After the Ever Given cargo ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, halting a significant amount of global marine traffic, the Arctic shipping route...
Russia extends its claim to the Arctic Ocean seabed

Russia extends its claim to the Arctic Ocean seabed

Russia has formally enlarged its claim to the seabed in the Arctic Ocean all the way to Canada’s and Greenland’s exclusive economic zones. The...
Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

Arctic lightning has tripled since 2010, thanks to rapid warming

In a single decade, summer lightning tripled across the Arctic, a change directly attributed to rapid Arctic warming, a new scientific paper reports. “Now that...
Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

Relatively low maximum Arctic ice extent part of the ‘new normal’

After an “uneventful” winter freeze, Arctic sea ice extent has passed its seasonal maximum and it is starting its annual melt, the National Snow...
A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck in Arctic sea ice

A new study calculates the likelihood of ships of becoming stuck...

Over the past decade shipping traffic in the Arctic has expanded rapidly, especially along Russia’s Northern Sea Route, which has seen a ten-fold increase...
Against backdrop of Suez blockage, Finnish designer presents an icebreaking container ship for shorter Arctic routes

Against backdrop of Suez blockage, Finnish designer presents an icebreaking container...

Ship designers with Aker Arctic in Finland could likely not have found a better-timed opportunity to introduce its latest study: an ice-breaking Arctic container...