Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

New Coast Guard commandant sees the Arctic as an urgent concern

Less than two months into his new job, Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the new commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, encountered a surprise. The...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

China’s Polar Silk Road: Where does it lead?

A spider expanding its web. Another move in president Xi’s global chess play. A long-term plan to take over where President Trump’s United States...
China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from the Russian Arctic by ship

China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from...

A liquified natural gas shipment arrived in China from Russia's Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route for the first time on Thursday,...
Finland will pursue Rovaniemi-Kirkenes route for new Arctic railway link

Finland will pursue Rovaniemi-Kirkenes route for new Arctic railway link

Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications has decided that a proposed railway route linking the nation — and eventually the rest of Europe —...
A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

What do soybeans have to do with Arctic pollution? Consider the 2004 wreck of the Selendang Ayu, a Malaysian-registered cargo vessel that broke in...
What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North Atlantic, insurer warns

What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North...

The continued retreat of Arctic sea ice is making polar shipping an increasingly viable option for shippers, bringing with it potentially shorter distances between...
Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...