Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th. The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
Canada’s new Arctic patrol ship begins sea trials

Canada’s new Arctic patrol ship begins sea trials

Powered by its two diesel-electric engines, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf cruised into the Bedford Basin near Halifax last week to begin its sea...
Two more shipping companies say they won’t use Arctic routes

Two more shipping companies say they won’t use Arctic routes

As the polar sea ice continues to retreat, new shortcuts, especially the Northern Sea Route along Russia’s Siberian coast line, have become available as...
Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways as ice melts, experts say

Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways...

As the Arctic changes rapidly, a key legal justification for Russian and Canadian control of Arctic seaways may change as well. At two different D.C....
Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

Arctic railway not commercially viable, report says

The Finnish-Norwegian working group exploring a potential Arctic rail corridor connecting Rovaniemi in Finland to the Arctic Ocean at Kirkenes, Norway says cargo volumes...
Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut communities should expect the usual influx of summer visitors arriving by ship this season. The Department of Economic Development and Transportation announced in a...
In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic win

In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic...

COPENHAGEN — Greenland's leaders want to use global interest in the Arctic island aroused by President Donald Trump's eye-catching offer of a sale to...
A Norwegian Coast Guard ship just reached the North Pole

A Norwegian Coast Guard ship just reached the North Pole

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Coast Guard ship KV Svalbard made history by becoming the first Norwegian vessel to reach the North Pole, the Coast...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...