Russia to build LNG-powered icebreakers for Arctic sea route

Russia to build LNG-powered icebreakers for Arctic sea route

ST PETERSBURG — Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquefied natural gas, a top official said on...
Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

ANCHORAGE — Meteorologists were stunned last week when three successive thunderstorms swept across the Arctic from Siberia to north of Alaska, unleashing lightning bolts...
A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a Northwest Passage transit

A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a...

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is headed for Arctic waters — and a rare trip through the Northwest Passage that will end in...
Baffinland says it will delay icebreaking at the start of 2021 shipping season

Baffinland says it will delay icebreaking at the start of 2021...

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. announced Tuesday it will delay icebreaking at the start of this year’s shipping season to help protect the health of...
EU lawmakers push for more visibility in the Arctic — and a stronger response to Russia and China

EU lawmakers push for more visibility in the Arctic — and...

The European Union should ally itself closer with its allies in Asia and North America to counter Chinese and Russian actions in the Arctic,...
US Coast Guard starts its seasonal Arctic operations from Kotzebue base

US Coast Guard starts its seasonal Arctic operations from Kotzebue base

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened its seasonal Arctic operating site in Kotzebue, Alaska, a key milestone kicking off the 2021 season of its...
With its Arctic workhorse approaching retirement, Sweden weighs whether to build a new research icebreaker

With its Arctic workhorse approaching retirement, Sweden weighs whether to build...

Since coming into service in 1989, the Oden, has been something of a workhorse for the Swedish state: By winter, it is an icebreaker...
A Luxembourg protest brings opposition to a Nunavut mine expansion to the world stage

A Luxembourg protest brings opposition to a Nunavut mine expansion to...

While a public hearing on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s expansion project is on hold, a Greenpeace protest at the headquarters of the mining company’s...
A UK research vessel has set a new record for the Royal Navy’s northernmost surface voyage

A UK research vessel has set a new record for the...

A British icebreaking survey ship has sailed further north than any other surface vessel in the history of the Royal Navy. The HMS Protector reportedly...
A planned Norwegian green ammonia plant aims to help decarbonize Arctic shipping

A planned Norwegian green ammonia plant aims to help decarbonize Arctic...

Aker Clean Hydrogen and Varanger Kraft, joint venture partners in a planned green ammonia and hydrogen production project in northern Norway, said they will...