Canada’s federal government will spend CA$94.3M to improve Arctic sealift infrastructure

Canada’s federal government will spend CA$94.3M to improve Arctic sealift infrastructure

Sealift operations in Canada's Arctic will receive some badly needed infrastructure, thanks to a federal spending promise. The improvements will come from the federal government’s $1.5...
Ships are venturing closer to North Pole thanks to climate change

Ships are venturing closer to North Pole thanks to climate change

Since the early 2000s, scientists have observed historical records being set, then set again in the Arctic as temperatures warm and sea ice continues...
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this summer

A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker will make 5 North Pole voyages this...

The most powerful icebreaker ever built, 50 let pobedy (50 Years of Victory), will serve as a cruise ship for high-paying travelers this summer. Starting in Murmansk,...
Europe’s Arctic faces continued population decline, low education levels

Europe’s Arctic faces continued population decline, low education levels

The population in Europe's North is declining, and growing increasingly old. Along with lower levels of education, this constitutes significant challenges. Business Index North analyzes...
After Ottawa denies funding, Nunavut government pulls out of Grays Bay road and port project

After Ottawa denies funding, Nunavut government pulls out of Grays Bay...

If the ambitious Grays Bay Road and Port project is ever built, the Kitikmeot Inuit Association will likely have to get the work done...
Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

Dirtiest shipping fuel to be banned from Arctic

The UN body that regulates shipping agreed Friday to a measure that would ban a highly polluting form of fuel from the Arctic, but...
Nunavut communities want safe shipping corridors, more surveillance

Nunavut communities want safe shipping corridors, more surveillance

Two more Nunavut communities say they support the creation of low-impact shipping corridors in Canada’s Arctic water to protect their lifestyle and wildlife. For ship...
Finland’s Arctic railway tops business forum agenda

Finland’s Arctic railway tops business forum agenda

Finland continues to push to establish an Arctic railway, and the initiative is among the key themes of an Arctic Business Forum held this...
A key rail infrastructure project in Russia’s Arctic turns to private investment

A key rail infrastructure project in Russia’s Arctic turns to private...

A series of new Russian railway lines leading to the Arctic Ocean will heavily depend on private investments. The 707-kilometer Northern Latitudinal Railway will connect...
Nome mayor touts his city’s infrastructure, services as a head start in the Arctic port race

Nome mayor touts his city’s infrastructure, services as a head start...

Nearly three years ago, Royal Dutch Shell yanked its ambitious project to drill for oil offshore in the icy Chukchi Sea, progress toward developing...