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...
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...
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...
Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are spread across the Arctic Ocean seafloor near the North Pole

Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are...

Like every year since 2000, polar experts from Russia are making ready for takeoff towards the Arctic ice cap. First, two Mi-8T helicopters will...
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...
A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz...

Two-hundred fifty passengers will no longer get to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic as originally planned, after Hurtigruten was forced to cancel...
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,...
After years of over-tourism concerns, Iceland now has the opposite problem

After years of over-tourism concerns, Iceland now has the opposite problem

COPENHAGEN — Icelanders seem to have found the best way to keep the island free of the coronavirus while welcoming tourists at the same...
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...