Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

Russia’s Arctic LNG tanker completes Arctic passage without aid of icebreakers

A Russian-owned tanker, built to traverse the frozen waters of the Arctic, completed a journey in record time from Europe to Asia this month,...
As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn of military capabilities

As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn...

China's Ministry of Transport is dispatching a team to measure and optimize the country’s communications capabilities in Arctic waters along Russia’s coastline. The team will be...
Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to its board

Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to...

BOSTON — Lindblad Expeditions on Thursday said it named two independent directors backed by activist investment firm ValueAct Capital, which owns a nearly 10...
Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers say

Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers...

Arctic shipping is one of the paradoxes of global warming. Rising temperatures tied to increased carbon pollution from things like transportation have resulted in...
Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

Canadian Arctic icebreaking and sealift season starts early

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic season is off to one of its earliest starts in 55 years.But the icebreaking service will send in one...
The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic continues

The push to phase out heavy fuel oil in the Arctic...

A renewed call went out last week to phase out the use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic from the International...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
A search-and-rescue exercise simulates an Arctic cruise ship mishap

A search-and-rescue exercise simulates an Arctic cruise ship mishap

What do you do when 66 Arctic cruise passengers can’t return to their ship after a shore excursion in a small boat?That was the...
How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

Each morning before rolling out of bed, my usual routine involves checking the weather. I look at the temperature and the chance of rain....
Local skepticism meets government optimism at a major Arctic event in Russia

Local skepticism meets government optimism at a major Arctic event in...

A large Russian conference on Arctic development kicked off on Thursday in Saint Petersburg with optimistic government presentations — but also a burst of...