As sea ice melts, momentum grows for Nome’s Arctic port plan

As sea ice melts, momentum grows for Nome’s Arctic port plan

The Bering Strait has been a crossing point for millennia.In past geologic eras, it was a land link that allowed animals and people to...
France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take tourists to the North Pole

France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take...

The French luxury expedition operator Ponant has signed contract with Vard Søviknes yard in Norway to build the world’s first non-nuclear cruise ship to...
US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
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...
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...
More people are visiting northern Sweden. Too many are leaving something other than footprints behind

More people are visiting northern Sweden. Too many are leaving something...

As northern Sweden has become increasingly popular among travellers, the Norrbotten region has begun considering whether it should set up portable toilets along some...
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,...
Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

When reports surfaced this summer that U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his ambition to buy Greenland, the international media storm that ensued may...
Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The setting sun...
Greenland’s first road project connecting settlements clears its last hurdle

Greenland’s first road project connecting settlements clears its last hurdle

Construction of Greenland’s first road connecting two settlements will begin at the end of July, when contractors start work on what will eventually be...