How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science with Arctic communities

How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science...

A major U.S. research effort focused on the impacts of rapid climate change in the Arctic is boosting its efforts to connect the science...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on HFO

A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on...

There have been moments that signalled a change in how Arctic waters would be used. There was the 1,600-person cruise ship, the Crystal Serenity, that...
Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Construction of a regional airport in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland, due to begin this autumn, has been postponed indefinitely by the nationally controlled firm...
The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

2020 was the year when many newly built luxury polar-class cruise ships were supposed to bring wealthy tourists to the Arctic. But the start...
Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland is looking to attract 15,000 more visitors over the next three years by promoting winter tourism and appealing to people looking to take...
Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections, a new report says

Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections,...

A new report released on Thursday suggests that a recommended ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic would not go far enough, fast...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic city?

Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic...

Marred by population decline and strained economy, Murmansk hopes it can stir growth by building of new futuristic and fancy city quarters on the...