Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...
Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Before noon on Christmas Day, the heavy icebreaker Polar Star reached the latitude of 72 degrees 11 minutes North — the furthest north a...
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...
The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
The small town of Dikson is set to get a key role in Russia’s big Arctic plan

The small town of Dikson is set to get a key...

The roughly 550 people living in Dikson, an outpost on the Kara Sea coast, could soon face big change as Russia's federal government earlier...
New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic development

New satellite images show the speed and extent of Russia’s Arctic...

Russia continues to pursue its security and economic interests above the Arctic Circle and new satellite imagery collected by High North News shows the...
The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a winter voyage to Arctic Alaska

The U.S. heavy-duty Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star will make a...

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker that normally sails to the Antarctic will be headed north to Alaska waters this year, the admiral overseeing Alaska...
Alaska senator calls for a system of U.S. Arctic ports

Alaska senator calls for a system of U.S. Arctic ports

Alaskans have long argued that the state needs an Arctic port. But maybe just one isn't enough. That was the message from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who...
A new inventory of Arctic infrastructure aims to spur sustainable development

A new inventory of Arctic infrastructure aims to spur sustainable development

A new online database of Arctic infrastructure launched on Wednesday, with the goal of filling an information gap and promoting better development in the...