North Pacific right whales may be returning to northern parts of the Bering Sea

North Pacific right whales may be returning to northern parts of...

North Pacific right whales, once numbering in the tens of thousands, swam throughout the Bering Sea until they were nearly wiped out by commercial...
US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging strategy’

US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging...

The Biden administration is requesting $125 million in its 2023 budget to purchase an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker. The funds would cover the estimated...
A transport crisis looms in the Russian Arctic

A transport crisis looms in the Russian Arctic

Sanctions placed on Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine could have a significant impact on transportation links in Russia's Arctic “As a...
A British aircraft carrier makes a rare visit visit remote island in the Norwegian Arctic

A British aircraft carrier makes a rare visit visit remote island...

NATO's naval presence in the North Atlantic remains high after a series of exercises in Norway and Iceland. This week, The United Kingdom's biggest...
Arctic projects must not be postponed because of sanctions, Putin orders

Arctic projects must not be postponed because of sanctions, Putin orders

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called for “maximizing the pace of work” on both current and future projects and plans related to the...
Despite Ukraine war, US and Russia continue emergency cooperation in the Bering Strait

Despite Ukraine war, US and Russia continue emergency cooperation in the...

Even as western nations break off relations with Russia and freeze it out of international forums in the Arctic and elsewhere in response to...
A European ban on Russian coal will hit hard in Murmansk and Barentsburg

A European ban on Russian coal will hit hard in Murmansk...

As the European Union prepares more sanctions on Russia in response to the brutal killings in Bucha, the suburb northwest of Kyiv, Russian coal...
Sanctions, isolation could doom Russia’s ambitious Arctic goals

Sanctions, isolation could doom Russia’s ambitious Arctic goals

Although the Russia Arctic has been a top priority for that nation's government in recent years, the region is now set to face serious...
We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the sound of sonar

We’ve discovered why some whales stop feeding in response to the...

In September 2002, a number of beaked whales were stranded and killed in the Canary Islands during a NATO naval exercise. It was the...
Against tough odds, Bering Strait residents seek cross-border ocean protections

Against tough odds, Bering Strait residents seek cross-border ocean protections

When waves of trash began piling up on beaches on the Alaska side of the Bering Strait, residents looked west to the Russian side...