As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many unknowns

As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many...

LONDON — When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong. Double the manpower is...
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...
Greenland is seeking a free trade agreement with the US

Greenland is seeking a free trade agreement with the US

Greenlandic lawmakers are hoping firmer relations with the United States can lead to the easing of a number of regulations that hinder trade between...
Russia is planning an active Arctic Economic Council chairmanship

Russia is planning an active Arctic Economic Council chairmanship

When Russia assumed the two-year rotating chair of the Arctic Council, it also took over chairing the Arctic Economic Council, a parallel but independent...
As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

As Arctic ice melts, polluting ships stream into polar waters

LONDON — As melting sea ice opens more of the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters, bringing increasing...
Russia launches the another ship in its powerful new series of nuclear icebreakers

Russia launches the another ship in its powerful new series of...

ST PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the...
Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port and railway at may be back in service before the end of the year, following the purchase of this infrastructure by a...
A planned new Russian Arctic gold mine would be run on nuclear power

A planned new Russian Arctic gold mine would be run on...

The Kyuchus field, located near Tiksi on Russia's Laptev Sea coast, is believed to hold more than 175 tons of gold and could soon...
Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

Russian firms to build world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker

MOSCOW — Two Russian companies signed a deal on Thursday to build the world's most powerful nuclear icebreaker to help boost trade on a...
Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly test Russia’s giant new icebreaker

Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly...

After Russia's newest icebreaker, the nuclear-powered Arktika, reached the North Pole on her maiden voyage, the communication department of Atomflot sent a press release...