The Week Ahead: Range excitement

The Week Ahead: Range excitement

You may not know it, but your car — or at least a test version of it — has probably been put through its...
Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route sees record cargo volume in 2018

Russia’s Northern Sea Route saw another record-setting year in 2018 as 18 million tons of cargo traveled along the country’s Arctic coastline. This compares...
Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making the Arctic more central to EU policy

Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making...

Just as it is in Russia and in China, the Arctic is rapidly rising to the top of the political agenda of the European...
The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The Week Ahead: Clearing the air

The good news first: Between 2001 and 2018, a Russian smelting operation on the Kola peninsula owned by Nornickel reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide,...
Alaska’s latest Arctic gas pipeline dreams are on hold — again

Alaska’s latest Arctic gas pipeline dreams are on hold — again

In Alaska, some things are eternal: Denali on the horizon. Midnight sun in summer. And politicians in every season talking about a natural gas...
The Week Ahead: They need to talk

The Week Ahead: They need to talk

When the first Arctic Security Roundtable, a series of occasional meetings organized by the Munich Security Conference, was held in Washington in 2017, the...
Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean show how much the region has changed

Details of a Cold War CIA mission in the Arctic Ocean...

As declining sea ice and warmer temperatures speed the opening of the Arctic Ocean, the story of “Operation Coldfeet” is a reminder of just...
The Week Ahead: Sign languages

The Week Ahead: Sign languages

Attentive delegates to Arctic Frontiers, a big annual conference that took place in Tromsø, Norway, last month, will have noted that next year’s gathering...
Why international Arctic researchers are eager to get trapped in sea ice

Why international Arctic researchers are eager to get trapped in sea...

In 1893, Fridtjof Nansen set out on one of the great expeditions in world history, deliberately trapping his ship in the ice to drift...
Norway wants to fight plastic pollution in the Arctic — and drill for more oil

Norway wants to fight plastic pollution in the Arctic — and...

This year, like last year, an astounding number of Norwegian government ministers descended on Tromsø, the main city in Arctic Norway for the annual...