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...
What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North Atlantic, insurer warns

What’s good for the Arctic may be bad for the North...

The continued retreat of Arctic sea ice is making polar shipping an increasingly viable option for shippers, bringing with it potentially shorter distances between...
Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson Bay

Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson...

A new scientific research vessel will be prowling the waters of Canada’s Hudson Bay this summer.It’s the William Kennedy, a converted offshore crab fishing...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the test

As the Arctic changes, international cooperation may be put to the...

The Arctic is one of the most secure regions in the world, experts say. But as the environment changes rapidly, opening up the region...
Rosatom names head of newly established Northern Sea Route directorate

Rosatom names head of newly established Northern Sea Route directorate

Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear corporation, has appointed Vyacheslav Ruksha to be in charge of the Northern Sea Route between Asia and Europe. Ruksha comes from the...
The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

The Week Ahead: Emerging dragon

On Friday, China’s polar icebreaker, the Xuelong, departed Shanghai for its ninth expedition to the Arctic.For the next two months, the 100 or so...
China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from the Russian Arctic by ship

China just received its first LNG shipment to arrive directly from...

A liquified natural gas shipment arrived in China from Russia's Yamal LNG project via the Northern Sea Route for the first time on Thursday,...
A French navigator is trying to sail the Northwest Passage solo — in a solar-powered boat

A French navigator is trying to sail the Northwest Passage solo...

This summer, French navigator Anne Quéméré is undertaking a solo expedition across the Northwest Passage in a six-meter boat powered entirely by the sun....
Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Joining a list of cruise companies expanding into Arctic waters, Seabourn Cruise Line, owned by Carnival Corp., recently announced it will add two new,...