Nome mayor touts his city’s infrastructure, services as a head start in the Arctic port race

Nome mayor touts his city’s infrastructure, services as a head start...

Nearly three years ago, Royal Dutch Shell yanked its ambitious project to drill for oil offshore in the icy Chukchi Sea, progress toward developing...
A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

What do soybeans have to do with Arctic pollution? Consider the 2004 wreck of the Selendang Ayu, a Malaysian-registered cargo vessel that broke in...
Wave technology is one-two punch for ice-breaking

Wave technology is one-two punch for ice-breaking

The concept of using a wave to break a solid object is well understood, even by laypeople. Find the right tone and you can...
Canadian Arctic shipping traffic nearly tripled over 25 years

Canadian Arctic shipping traffic nearly tripled over 25 years

A new study on shipping in Canada’s Arctic has found that traffic in the region almost tripled between 1990-2015.The researchers found that the annual...
Finland will pursue Rovaniemi-Kirkenes route for new Arctic railway link

Finland will pursue Rovaniemi-Kirkenes route for new Arctic railway link

Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications has decided that a proposed railway route linking the nation — and eventually the rest of Europe —...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
Putin vows tenfold Arctic shipping increase by 2025

Putin vows tenfold Arctic shipping increase by 2025

Delivering his state-of-the-nation speech to the parliament on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of speeding up the country's infrastructure developments. The Arctic plays...
Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in sea ice

Researchers hope new techniques will unlock secrets of oil spills in...

As the Arctic warms, ships transporting oil to and from the region are poised to become more common. And more ships means a higher...
With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

With all eyes on China, Singapore makes its own Arctic moves

Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was sent in 2013 when four Asian states were admitted...
Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report

Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and...

SYDNEY — Australia, the United States, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China's multibillion-dollar...