Scientists have discovered a huge walrus haulout in the Russian Arctic

Scientists have discovered a huge walrus haulout in the Russian Arctic

MOSCOW — Scientists in northern Russia have discovered a huge walrus haulout on the shores of the Kara Sea where their habitat is under...
A Russian drillship explores the northern Kara Sea

A Russian drillship explores the northern Kara Sea

A Russian drillship has been operating in remote Arctic waters that have never been previously explored, according to the state oil and gas company...
Norway’s top court starts hearing on Arctic oil exploration

Norway’s top court starts hearing on Arctic oil exploration

OSLO — Norway's top court began to hear arguments on Wednesday on the legality of awarding offshore oil licenses in the Arctic, in a...
‘Boaty McBoatface’ heads for open seas

‘Boaty McBoatface’ heads for open seas

NEW BRIGHTON, England — Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, headed for the open seas on Tuesday to start trials after a...
Bite wounds confirm it: Killer whales are attacking bowheads in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas

Bite wounds confirm it: Killer whales are attacking bowheads in Alaska’s...

For years, the bodies of bowhead whales in Alaska’s Arctic waters have increasingly borne a new kind of scars — scars that are also...
Norway’s Nel, Statkraft agree to produce green hydrogen for northern steelworks

Norway’s Nel, Statkraft agree to produce green hydrogen for northern steelworks

OSLO — Norwegian hydrogen producer Nel and utility Statkraft have agreed to build a plant to deliver green hydrogen to a steelworks in northern...
Trump administration issues go-ahead for a major Arctic Alaska oil project

Trump administration issues go-ahead for a major Arctic Alaska oil project

The Trump administration has given final approval to ConocoPhillips’ plan for a major new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope. The Bureau of Land Management...
Norwegian Coast Guard sails high-latitude Arctic voyage to Beaufort Sea

Norwegian Coast Guard sails high-latitude Arctic voyage to Beaufort Sea

Norway's largest coast guard ship, KV Svalbard, is sailing an unusually high latitude voyage across the Arctic to recover three moored instruments in the...
As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many unknowns

As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many...

LONDON — When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong. Double the manpower is...
Why winter sea ice re-growth in the Arctic has stalled — and what it means for the rest of the world

Why winter sea ice re-growth in the Arctic has stalled —...

Arctic sea ice plays a crucial role in the Earth’s energy balance. It is covered for most of the year by snow, which is...