Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

An electrical propulsion motor experienced technical troubles during sea trials of Russia's powerful new Arktika icebreaker and a commission is now considering ways to...
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...
Rosneft tells Putin its new Arctic project will be biggest in global oil

Rosneft tells Putin its new Arctic project will be biggest in...

Igor Sechin, head of Russia's state oil company Rosneft, has worked with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the 1990s and is considered among the...
Quebec has invested in the next generation of airships to help serve the North

Quebec has invested in the next generation of airships to help...

The next generation of airships could be servicing Nunavik’s communities and mines in coming years, if an investment by the Government of Quebec pays...
HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada says

HFO ban could lead to big Arctic price increases, Transport Canada...

New rules for marine fuels used by Arctic sealift vessels will lead to big price hikes for food and other commodities in Nunavut this...
Moscow outlines a €210 billion incentive plan for Arctic oil

Moscow outlines a €210 billion incentive plan for Arctic oil

A new tax regime for the Russian Arctic aims to provide for an unprecedented wave of investment in oil and gas drilling in the...
Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

Shipping noises can disrupt Arctic cod behavior, new research finds

As shipping increases in the Arctic, it is changing Arctic cod behavior, new research shows, and those changes could have profound effects on the...
LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping emissions after all, a new study finds

LNG may not be a solution to cleaning up international shipping...

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation concludes that the use of liquefied natural gas in international shipping, a supposedly cleaner alternative...
Novatek is set to order up to 42 new ice-hardened LNG carriers

Novatek is set to order up to 42 new ice-hardened LNG...

With the opening of Novatek’s newest and largest Arctic natural gas project, Arctic LNG 2, just three years away, Novatek’s Chairman of the Board...
A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous black carbon emissions in the Arctic

A new study finds IMO’s low-sulphur fuel mandate actually boosts dangerous...

The International Maritime Organization has mandated the use of very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in marine shipping starting January 1, 2020. This regulation...