Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the Northwest Passage

Canada’s Inuit seek a larger voice in the future of the...

As Canada’s Northwest Passage and its nearby resources are eyed with increasing interest by countries such as China, Inuit say they must be included in...
A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

A new study rekindles hope for Nome port expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will once again examine the port of Nome to determine if the Alaska city might be a possible...
Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Danish military’s first satellite will keep eye on ships in Arctic

Measuring about a foot on its longest side and not much thicker than a long book, the first satellite to be taken into use...
Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

Joint Russia-US proposal calls for Bering Strait shipping lanes

A joint U.S.-Russian proposal awaiting review by the International Maritime Organization would designate shipping lanes in the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea, where...
The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how the Arctic responds

The real question on China’s new Arctic policy will be how...

So, finally, it is official. China is a “Near-Arctic State,” according to itself. One with great plans, ambitions and the wealth to back them...
A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic policy

A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic...

BEIJING — China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes...
Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new high

Arctic seaports bustle as shipping on Northern Sea Route reaches new...

Figures from the Association of Russian Sea Ports show that the Russian Arctic seaports in 2017 handled a total of 74.2 million tons, an increase...
Canada updates Arctic shipping rules, but still allows cheap and dirty fuel

Canada updates Arctic shipping rules, but still allows cheap and dirty...

You won’t find any mention of heavy fuel oil, or HFO, pollutants in the new Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act regulations that came into effect...
Russian legislators ban foreign shipments of oil, natural gas and coal along Northern Sea Route

Russian legislators ban foreign shipments of oil, natural gas and coal...

Russian lawmakers have passed legislation earlier this month banning most fossil fuel shipments along the Arctic shipping route that links the nation's Pacific coast...
Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Rosatom will get responsibility for Northern Sea Route

Russian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the country’s Arctic Commission Dmitry Rogozin this week confirmed that he intends to give Rosatom the role...