As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...
A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final approval

A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final...

A decision on whether to permit mining at one of the world’s largest deposits of rare-earth elements has moved to its final stage after...
More sinkholes have been found on Yamal’s tundra

More sinkholes have been found on Yamal’s tundra

More sinkholes, believed to be created by eruption of natural gas from the ground, have been located in the tundra on Russia's Yamal and...
Warm water trapped in the Arctic could speed ice melt

Warm water trapped in the Arctic could speed ice melt

According to a study published in Science Advances, there is warm water trapped under the surface of the Arctic seas that could significantly melt sea ice...
Norway’s new oil minister says Lofoten moratorium remains in place

Norway’s new oil minister says Lofoten moratorium remains in place

OSLO — Norway's moratorium on oil exploration in the waters around the Arctic Lofoten-Vesteraalen-Senja archipelago will remain in place, the country's new oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg...
Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal agency nod

Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal...

A federal agency has given key support to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.’s plan to develop a new oil field in Arctic Alaska.In a final supplemental...
Arctic wildfires will likely become more common and more intense, experts say

Arctic wildfires will likely become more common and more intense, experts...

This summer, the Arctic blazed with wildfires. After long droughts, parts of Sweden, Finland, Russia, and Alaska erupted in flames that even spread into...
Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world.It’s developing a project that will...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...