A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

Revulsion over the devastating poaching of elephants in Africa has had an unintended victim, say Alaska Native groups: the legal and economically important trade...
Icelandic rescuers locate bodies days after plane crashes into lake

Icelandic rescuers locate bodies days after plane crashes into lake

COPENHAGEN — Icelandic rescuers have located the bodies of three tourists and the pilot after their sightseeing plane crashed into a lake last week,...
Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE — Brent Sass, a 42-year-old former college Nordic skier, glided into Nome early on Tuesday morning to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...
Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

By the end of 2022, the last remaining ferry connection along European route E6, Norway's major north-south route, will operate on batteries, as the...
Canadian North air service reconnects Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq after a 2-year break

Canadian North air service reconnects Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq after a 2-year...

Two women crowd near a phone before they board a plane at Iqaluit’s airport. The woman holding the phone says she’ll see the person on...
Disney plans to sail kid-friendly luxury cruises to climate-hit Svalbard

Disney plans to sail kid-friendly luxury cruises to climate-hit Svalbard

Following Disneynature’s upcoming film documenting the dramatic climate change at Svalbard, families with children are now offered a high-end voyage to the Norwegian Arctic...
A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit over a Canadian Arctic accident

A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit...

COPENHAGEN — A Russian state research ship was detained in a Danish port this week at the request of a Canadian cruise operator pursuing...
A father and son’s Ice Age plot to slow Siberian thaw

A father and son’s Ice Age plot to slow Siberian thaw

CHERSKY, Russia — In one of the planet's coldest places, 130 kilometers south of Russia's Arctic coast, scientist Sergey Zimov can find no sign...
Northern Scandinavia sees new air routes, as tourism begins to resume

Northern Scandinavia sees new air routes, as tourism begins to resume

Despite concerns of a long-term post-pandemic hangover affecting tourism, airports in Arctic Europe are seeing some connectivity restored, with new flights being added from...
Nordic airline Widerøe launches unit for emissions-free flying

Nordic airline Widerøe launches unit for emissions-free flying

OSLO — Widerøe, the Nordics' largest regional airline, is setting up a subsidiary to help it develop an emissions-free airline business, its chief executive...