December oil lease sale scheduled for federal lands in Arctic Alaska

December oil lease sale scheduled for federal lands in Arctic Alaska

About 2.85 million acres of federal territory in Arctic Alaska will be offered next month for oil and gas exploration, officials announced in a...
Up to 9 million tons of Russian LNG will be reloaded in Norwegian waters during 2019

Up to 9 million tons of Russian LNG will be reloaded...

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket) has released new information about the location, duration, and scope of Tschudi’s ship-to-ship transfer operation of liquefied natural gas...
A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed bank to highlight crop diversity

A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed...

ROME — A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle...
A warm winter is coming to the Arctic

A warm winter is coming to the Arctic

Less sea ice and more precipitation than normal can be expected in the Arctic this winter, as temperatures in the region look set stay...
Russia looks to reduce ice-class demands for Arctic shipping

Russia looks to reduce ice-class demands for Arctic shipping

The Russian Transport Ministry aims for a revision of shipping regulations in Arctic waters. In a new normative act, the ministry calls for the...
Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study recommends

Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study...

As sea ice in the Arctic recedes, the region is increasingly touted as a shorter route for shippers, reducing sailing distances between Europe and...
Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic — and how one Icelandic company hopes to help

Why even small reductions in warming matter to the Arctic —...

Half a degree difference in temperature may seem inconsequential, but it matters a great deal in the Arctic.The Earth has already warmed 1 degree...
Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences are worth it

Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences...

The last panel ended, the conference center Harpa grew quiet, and the Arctic Circle Assembly concluded another year.But how effective was it — and...
Persistent open water has Yukon eyeing an artificial ice bridge

Persistent open water has Yukon eyeing an artificial ice bridge

After three recent winters with open water on the Yukon River, government officials in Canada’s Yukon Territory want someone to design and build an...
Greenland local-knowledge group bags Nordic environment award

Greenland local-knowledge group bags Nordic environment award

Each year, the Nordic Council recognizes an environmental initiative that promotes the organization’s goals in a selected theme. This year, the council’s focus on maritime...