West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

The vast majority of plastic that collects on Greenland’s western coast likely stems from local sources, a study of 300 kilograms of litter gathered during...
A Russian art exhibit under sea ice aims to draw attention to climate change

A Russian art exhibit under sea ice aims to draw attention...

An exhibit of art was displayed under the ice of the White Sea in the Karelia region in Northwest Russia last month. Visitors were required...
Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has decided to postpone its 2022 games. Next year’s Arctic Winter Games were originally set to be held in...
The World Rally Championship’s first ever Arctic race opens in Finland

The World Rally Championship’s first ever Arctic race opens in Finland

Hyundai driver Ott Tanak led after the first day of the Arctic Rally on Friday, with the Estonian winning the opening two stages in...
Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk Governor Andrei Chibis top regional development priorities traveled to Moscow last week to present the plans for a major Arctic tourism project to...
Greenland’s airport upgrade project braces for major cost overruns

Greenland’s airport upgrade project braces for major cost overruns

Legislators responsible for oversight of Greenland’s largest-ever infrastructure project have expressed their concern about potential cost overruns that may amount to a third of...
Canada’s Air Force plans assessment of Nunavut, Nunavik airfields

Canada’s Air Force plans assessment of Nunavut, Nunavik airfields

The Royal Canadian Air Force is visiting Nunavut and Nunavik to conduct a series of airfield infrastructure assessments. The team will visit and overnight in...
Tromsø will host a new Norwegian rescue helicopter base

Tromsø will host a new Norwegian rescue helicopter base

Norway plans to add more search-and-rescue capability in the Arctic next year, with a helicopter based in Tromsø. The added capacity comes as cruise ship...
Canada extends ban on Arctic cruise ships and pleasure craft through 2022

Canada extends ban on Arctic cruise ships and pleasure craft through...

The temporary ban on cruise ships and pleasure craft in all Canadian Arctic waters has been renewed for another year, the federal government announced,...
A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

Jokkmokks Marknad might be one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19. The annual market  held in its northern Sweden namesake town will take place...