MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition knew that getting trapped in Arctic sea ice for months on end would be challenging.But they didn’t expect a...
How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...
No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut minister

No more oil and gas moratoriums until after devolution, says Nunavut...

The federal government should wait until after a devolution agreement with Nunavut before declaring any more moratoriums on Arctic oil and gas development, says...
Coronavirus concerns are shutting down Arctic events including a major health conference and Arctic Council meetings

Coronavirus concerns are shutting down Arctic events including a major health...

A major conference on circumpolar health has been scuttled by health concerns over the spread of coronavirus, as have several Arctic Council meetings and...
A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious — but it just passed a major milestone

A major Alaska Arctic natural gas plan now looks economically dubious...

Plans for a pipeline carrying natural gas from Alaska’s Arctic to a tidewater port in the southern part of the state have floundered economically,...
UBS adds Arctic lending restrictions as ‘sustainable’ investments rise

UBS adds Arctic lending restrictions as ‘sustainable’ investments rise

LONDON — Switzerland's UBS said the value of its 'sustainable' investments rose by more than 50 percent to nearly $500 billion in 2019, while...
The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal...

There are few green lights on the track towards a possible new railway supposed to link shipping of cargo from Asia, via the Arctic,...
Wall Street backs away from Arctic drilling amid Alaska political heat

Wall Street backs away from Arctic drilling amid Alaska political heat

ANCHORAGE — Wells Fargo and Co has become third big U.S. bank to publicly announce it will no longer invest in Arctic oil drilling.The...
Russian researchers are seeing more cannibalism among polar bears

Russian researchers are seeing more cannibalism among polar bears

MOSCOW — Russian researchers are observing an increasing number of cases of cannibalism among polar bears.There have been more instances in recent years of...
Denning polar bears need better protection from Alaska oil development, scientists say

Denning polar bears need better protection from Alaska oil development, scientists...

For the oil industry, safe operations on Alaska’s North Slope require avoidance of polar bears. But for more than a decade, a new study...