Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

More than most areas, the Arctic sells itself on being empty and difficult to reach. This has served it well for the most part,...
A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked on its first Northern Sea Route voyage

A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked...

The Chinese cargo ship Tian En is sailing in the west of Hokkaido Island and is set to cross the Soya Strait on Saturday...
With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate the Arctic

For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate...

A luxury cruise ship will sail next summer from Nome, Alaska to Tromsø, Norway via the Northern Sea Route and then on to Newfoundland...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

Here’s what the US federal government shutdown means for the Arctic

The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf departs Dutch Harbor in 2011. The Coast Guard is one of the key Arctic-focused agencies affected...
Hey Arctic tourists, here’s why you should be careful around calving glaciers

Hey Arctic tourists, here’s why you should be careful around calving...

Tourists were filmed fleeing from the edge of a lagoon in Iceland on Sunday, as a glacier calved there, creating large pulsating waves near...
France’s Ponant to offer North Pole cruises starting in 2021

France’s Ponant to offer North Pole cruises starting in 2021

With the continued melting of Arctic sea ice and the further opening of the Arctic Ocean to maritime traffic, cruise ship tourism is the...