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...
A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

A new China-Iceland Arctic science observatory is already expanding its focus

It began as an aurora observatory — a place to improve atmospheric observations and space science in northern Iceland, at a rural outpost an...
How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean energy

How bundling power can help remote Arctic communities transition to clean...

The predominantly Inuit town of Kugaaruk, Nunavut in Canada’s far North pays more than a dollar per kWh for electricity — nearly ten times...
New permafrost map shows areas in Alaska vulnerable to thaw-induced collapses

New permafrost map shows areas in Alaska vulnerable to thaw-induced collapses

A new map of northern hemisphere permafrost identifies the areas that are most vulnerable to thawing and slumping.The map shows which regions in the circumpolar north...
With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings between US, Russia

With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings...

After enduring several days of weather delays, a slimmed-down convoy of aviators and travel pioneers intent on strengthening Alaska-Russia ties completed a planned trip...
How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...
Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher waves

Sailors, take warning: Decline in sea ice clears path for higher...

Receding sea ice is increasingly making Arctic routes a viable option for shippers, but with less ice comes greater potential for higher waves. While...
Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson Bay

Foundation that discovered Franklin ship sets sights on exploring Canada’s Hudson...

A new scientific research vessel will be prowling the waters of Canada’s Hudson Bay this summer.It’s the William Kennedy, a converted offshore crab fishing...
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...
A clash over deep spending cuts in Alaska faces another round

A clash over deep spending cuts in Alaska faces another round

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska's governor won a showdown on Wednesday with lawmakers trying to reverse his bid to slash spending on higher education by...