Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

Study finds record amount of microplastics in Arctic sea ice

The Arctic may be thousands of miles from the planet's largest cities and fastest booming populations, but that doesn’t mean it’s free of human...
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...
How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over Russia’s Northern Sea Route

How a shipping safety violation is escalating an internal conflict over...

A serious violation of Arctic shipping safety rules by Yamal LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky last month has escalated a growing conflict about the regulation of and...
With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
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...
China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

The China National Nuclear Corporation, a state-owned enterprise which oversees all civil and military nuclear programs, announced it was seeking bids for the country’s...
For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate the Arctic

For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate...

A luxury cruise ship will sail next summer from Nome, Alaska to Tromsø, Norway via the Northern Sea Route and then on to Newfoundland...
An illustrated guide aims to protect Arctic marine mammals from shipping

An illustrated guide aims to protect Arctic marine mammals from shipping

A new pictorial guide should help mariners in the eastern Arctic to identify and avoid disturbing marine mammals like whales, walrus, seals and polar...
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,...