Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy...

Under the sea ice, the Arctic Ocean is one of the quietest places on Earth. But it can be very noisy when the ice...
Russia plans sweeping upgrades to Arctic weather stations

Russia plans sweeping upgrades to Arctic weather stations

The Russian government has announced plans to upgrade 123 meteorological stations in the Arctic. The network of meteorological stations has degraded over many years and...
Relatives, friends commemorate Russian fishermen lost in Barents Sea sinking

Relatives, friends commemorate Russian fishermen lost in Barents Sea sinking

Families and friends paid tribute on Tuesday to fishermen from a Russian trawler that sank in the Barents Sea the day before. In the Arctic...
17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents Sea

17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents...

MOSCOW — A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with 17 of its...
Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North Pole’ research station afloat

Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North...

As Russia prepares to the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a unique Arctic research vessel is preparing to undertake its first voyage. Hardly ever before...
Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because of COVID-19

Canadian Coast Guard wraps up an Arctic season scaled back because...

With the freeze-up progressing throughout the Arctic, all Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have now left northern waters. The coast guard completed its 2020 Arctic operational...
U.S. lawmakers authorize six new icebreakers in defense bill

U.S. lawmakers authorize six new icebreakers in defense bill

The sprawling U.S. defense bill passed by Congress on Friday includes the authorization — though not funding — for six new icebreakers. President Donald J....
The tiny Russian Arctic town of Dikson is set to see a major new port for oil shipping

The tiny Russian Arctic town of Dikson is set to see...

Big changes are on the way for Dikson, a Russian Arctic town of about 500 residents located on the northern tip of the Taymyr...
China plans to launch a satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes

China plans to launch a satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes

China announced plans to launch a new imaging satellite to monitor Arctic shipping routes. The satellite will employ Synthetic Aperture Radar technology able to observe the...
Increased shipping stressing out narwhals, say researchers

Increased shipping stressing out narwhals, say researchers

Researchers have found evidence to suggest increased marine traffic is stressing out narwhals. A new study, discussed on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the ArcticNet science...