Meet the scientist sampling the Arctic’s environmental DNA

Meet the scientist sampling the Arctic’s environmental DNA

As the Arctic melts and reveals swathes of ocean previously impenetrable to scientific investigation, the race is on to better document the rich ecosystems...
Two more shipping companies say they won’t use Arctic routes

Two more shipping companies say they won’t use Arctic routes

As the polar sea ice continues to retreat, new shortcuts, especially the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s Siberian coast line, have become available as...
How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...
Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Backers of an ambitious plan for a Russian Arctic port at Liinakhamari near the Norwegian border say the infrastructure could be in place in...
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...
Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise...

Nunavut artists accustomed to selling their work to cruise ship passengers can expect leaner times ahead, following the decision by Canada’s transport minister, Marc Garneau,...
Rosatomflot files lawsuits against shipyard, as world’s most powerful icebreakers are notoriously delayed

Rosatomflot files lawsuits against shipyard, as world’s most powerful icebreakers are...

Three lawsuits with claims totaling close to 1 billion rubles (€11.5 million) are in court as two state-owned structures battle over Russia's new fleet...
Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection, researchers fear

Narwhals and belugas may be at high risk for coronavirus infection,...

Recent preliminary research indicates that baleen and toothed whales, such as narwhals and belugas, could be susceptible to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A...
The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next year

The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next...

"A green footprint is an inevitable part of future tourism in the Arctic,” says Agnes Árnadóttir, co-founder of Green Wave Holding, the company to...
Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods shipped so far this year

Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods...

A total of 9.95 million tons of goods have so far this year been shipped to and from ports on the Northern Sea Route....