Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Quickly accumulating sea ice along the Northern Sea Route is creating a potentially critical situation along Russia’s east Arctic coast. For several weeks, a...
Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, the first of a powerful new series being built in Russia, is undergoing acceptance tests at sea, while the second...
The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the eastern Northern Sea Route

The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the...

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika arrived on January 1 in the remote Russian town of Pevek, together with cargo vessels Inzhener Trubin and Yuri Arshenevsky and diesel-engined...
How Greenland’s melting glaciers could boost climate-friendly farming

How Greenland’s melting glaciers could boost climate-friendly farming

NUUK FJORD, Greenland — On a shore near Greenland's capital Nuuk, a local scientist points to a paradox emerging as the island's glaciers retreat:...
Amid transport troubles, an Arctic convoy is breaking its way towards ice-locked Russian town

Amid transport troubles, an Arctic convoy is breaking its way towards...

After an attempt to make it from Arkhangelsk to Pevek in mid-November failed, the ships I. Trubin, Polar King and Arshenevsky are again on their way across the frozen...
IMO adopts new measures to reduce black carbon in Arctic shipping

IMO adopts new measures to reduce black carbon in Arctic shipping

The International Maritime Organization last last month adopted a non-binding resolution to reduce black carbon emissions in the Arctic. The efforts are aimed at curtailing...
New research IDs Arctic communities at greatest risk from permafrost thaw

New research IDs Arctic communities at greatest risk from permafrost thaw

A new study using data from the EU’s Copernicus satellites Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 identified communities and infrastructure across the Arctic at risk from the effects of...
North Baffin hunters call for 10-year freeze on Baffinland mine expansion

North Baffin hunters call for 10-year freeze on Baffinland mine expansion

Three north Baffin hunters and trappers associations are calling for a ban on increased ore production at Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine. The...
Ships traveling into a warming Arctic are leaving garbage in their wake, scientists warn

Ships traveling into a warming Arctic are leaving garbage in their...

ANCHORAGE — Following another year of stark climate impacts in the Arctic, scientists warned Tuesday of a new scourge hitting the region: marine trash. With...
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...