Arctic wastewater dump near Russia’s Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

Arctic wastewater dump near Russia’s Norilsk was toxic, says Greenpeace

MOSCOW — Water samples taken by Greenpeace in Russia's Arctic at the site of a wastewater dump by mining giant Norilsk Nickel contained 50...
Construction starts on a Nunavik hydroelectric project

Construction starts on a Nunavik hydroelectric project

Construction on Inukjuak’s hydro dam project is finally underway.Since early July, residents of the Hudson coast community might have noticed blasting and heavy machinery...
Heavy summer rains speed permafrost thaw, a new study finds

Heavy summer rains speed permafrost thaw, a new study finds

It's widely understood that rising temperatures in the North are thawing permafrost. And the relationships between permafrost thaw and disturbances such wildfire, landslides and...
Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

A new bill introduced in Congress would forbid any oil-related development within a mile of polar bear denning habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world’s most famous polar bear

Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world’s most...

On the morning of August 31 2017, I didn’t meet a remarkable polar bear.It was my third week of fieldwork based out of Longyearbyen,...
Russia’s Nornickel draws up ecological targets for bosses after Arctic fuel spill

Russia’s Nornickel draws up ecological targets for bosses after Arctic fuel...

MOSCOW — Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel will impose ecological targets for its management team after a massive Arctic fuel spill, it...
Scientists just found remarkably well-preserved woolly mammoth remains in a Russian Arctic lake

Scientists just found remarkably well-preserved woolly mammoth remains in a Russian...

MOSCOW — Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult woolly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years...
Second attempt to remove grounded fishing vessel underway in northern Svalbard

Second attempt to remove grounded fishing vessel underway in northern Svalbard

A Dutch salvage company is making a second attempt to remove the damaged fishing vessel Northguider from the waters of northern Svalbard.The Northguider was...
Temperatures in Svalbard hit a record high

Temperatures in Svalbard hit a record high

OSLO — Temperatures at Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago about midway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole, hit a record high of 21.7...
Canada allows Greenland to weigh in on Nunavut mine expansion, under UN convention

Canada allows Greenland to weigh in on Nunavut mine expansion, under...

Greenland is allowed to participate in future decisions concerning Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine expansion plan.This was determined by the Impact Assessment...