Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world. It’s developing a project that will...
Cumberland Sound bowhead whales may be able to adapt to habitat changes: study

Cumberland Sound bowhead whales may be able to adapt to habitat...

Hunters, fishers and whalers have seen, and told stories about, bowhead whales inhabiting Cumberland Sound year-round, going back hundreds of years. Now, science can...
LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an...

Last month, the LNG tanker Eduard Toll made history as the first ship to cross Russia’s Northern Sea Route in winter without the help...
A fire aboard a submarine in the Barents Sea has killed 14 Russian sailors

A fire aboard a submarine in the Barents Sea has killed...

MOSCOW — Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the...
Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

A Quebec-based shipbuilder has been selected to host Canada’s new National Icebreaker Center, whose focus will be to lead research and innovation in Arctic...
Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if it will be enough

Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if...

The city of Nome, located on Alaska's Seward Peninsula not far from the Bering Strait, has long been seen as a leading contender for...
As sanctions uncertainty looms, Novatek considers bringing LNG transshipments back to Norwegian waters

As sanctions uncertainty looms, Novatek considers bringing LNG transshipments back to...

Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer Novatek is eyeing a potential return to Norway to transship liquefied natural gas from its Yamal LNG plant, following...
Canada plans six new icebreakers for aging Coast Guard fleet

Canada plans six new icebreakers for aging Coast Guard fleet

The Canadian government plans to commission six new icebreakers. Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister of the Canadian Coast Guard, made the announcement in Iqaluit on...
Novatek orders the world’s largest floating LNG storage unit for transshipment of Arctic gas

Novatek orders the world’s largest floating LNG storage unit for transshipment...

Novatek, Russia’s largest private natural gas company, took another step toward optimizing its transport logistics along the Northern Sea Route, signing a deal with...
Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

A ‘Northguider’ crew member is lifted aboard a rescue helicopter. The ‘Northguider’ is visible at the right of the image,...