A new report predicts what Nunavut offshore drilling might look like

A new report predicts what Nunavut offshore drilling might look like

Should the federal government say yes to oil and gas extraction off the east coast of Baffin Island?In a big joint report released last...
Oil spills have posed a persistent threat to the Arctic. Some solutions are on the horizon

Oil spills have posed a persistent threat to the Arctic. Some...

Even with the growth of maritime activity in the Arctic, the chances of a major oil spill remain small compared with more heavily travelled...
A new international deal protects the Central Arctic Ocean’s fish stocks

A new international deal protects the Central Arctic Ocean’s fish stocks

A landmark treaty signed Wednesday in Greenland will help to protect vulnerable fisheries in the Arctic Ocean.The agreement was signed in Ilulissat by representatives...
U.S. executive order on oceans neglects the Arctic, expert says

U.S. executive order on oceans neglects the Arctic, expert says

In June 2018, President Trump signed a new executive order on ocean policy that highlights maritime business.It replaced a previous executive order on oceans...
Russian tycoon drills a dry well in Norwegian waters, but remains confident in Arctic oil

Russian tycoon drills a dry well in Norwegian waters, but remains...

DEA Norge, the company controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, did not find oil in the license area which it controls together with new...
Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling cooperation

Subsistence whalers celebrate, but doubts cloud the future of international whaling...

Subsistence whalers in Alaska, Greenland and Russia landed a major victory recently with a decision by the International Whaling Commission that helps ensure the...
As permafrost thaws, the rocks once contained within it are dissolving, new research finds

As permafrost thaws, the rocks once contained within it are dissolving,...

Across the north, permafrost is thawing and releasing carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases. Scientists estimate that permafrost stores about 1,400 gigatons of...
Arctic sea ice hits sixth-lowest minimum in satellite record

Arctic sea ice hits sixth-lowest minimum in satellite record

After six months of seasonal thaw, Arctic sea ice has reached what appears to be its annual minimum, settling at the sixth lowest extent...
Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers say

Air pollution from ships will likely slow rising Arctic temperatures, researchers...

Arctic shipping is one of the paradoxes of global warming. Rising temperatures tied to increased carbon pollution from things like transportation have resulted in...
Alaska climate team’s plan seeks to fill void left by federal government

Alaska climate team’s plan seeks to fill void left by federal...

A comprehensive Alaska climate action plan released Wednesday calls for cuts in overall carbon emissions, expansion of renewable energy, targeted aid to imperiled villages and...