The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The coronavirus pandemic has shortened CCGS Amundsen’s Arctic research season

The CCGS Amundsen, Canada’s preeminent research icebreaker, will be plying Arctic waters again this coming summer, but its season will be shorter and will...
The season’s first Russian LNG convoy is sailing the Northern Sea Route — a month earlier than usual

The season’s first Russian LNG convoy is sailing the Northern Sea...

This year's first eastbound shipment of LNG from Russia's Arctic to China along the Northern Sea Route has departed more than a month earlier...
Murmansk gains status as a special economic zone

Murmansk gains status as a special economic zone

The federal Ministry of the Far East and Arctic last week officially approved Murmansk as a region of prioritized development. The new status includes...
As Arctic ice thins and melts, more of it will travel between nations — bringing pollution with it

As Arctic ice thins and melts, more of it will travel...

As Arctic sea ice melts, broken pieces are carried by winds and currents between the ocean territories of the circumpolar nations. Future melt will...
Coronavirus hasn’t slowed growth on Russia’s Northern Sea Route

Coronavirus hasn’t slowed growth on Russia’s Northern Sea Route

The coronavirus has led to a lockdown of society and economy across the north. But on the remote and ice-covered waters of the Northern...
Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection, researchers fear

Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection,...

Recent preliminary research indicates that baleen and toothed whales, such as narwhals and belugas, could be susceptible to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.A...
A Nunavut mine is considering an anchorage off Greenland

A Nunavut mine is considering an anchorage off Greenland

The Government of Denmark wants a say in the environmental assessment of the Mary River mine on north Baffin Island and its case for...
A new report shows sea ice in Canada’s Arctic waters is changing

A new report shows sea ice in Canada’s Arctic waters is...

Inuit traditional knowledge has shown that gradual changes in the Arctic Ocean have always occurred, but has also illustrated that this critical environment is...
After years of upgrades, the Northern Fleet’s top research vessel is again ready to explore the Arctic sea bed

After years of upgrades, the Northern Fleet’s top research vessel is...

The research vessel Romuald Muklevich, which had been undergoing reconstructions and upgrades at the Kronstadt Yard in St. Petersburg since 2016, it is now...
Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

MOSCOW — Two Russian companies signed a deal on Thursday to build the world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker to help boost trade on a...