Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship market

Ports without shore power will be losers in future cruise ship...

Stortinget, the Norwegian Parliament, has decided to instruct the government to work out a strategy on how to establish shore and charging power for...
Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s northern territories

Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s...

The federal government has committed to exempting aviation fuel used in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories from the country’s carbon tax. Under Ottawa’s carbon pricing...
Norway offers Arctic oil drillers a big opening near protected Svalbard waters

Norway offers Arctic oil drillers a big opening near protected Svalbard...

Norway announced the opening of nine new petroleum exploration licenses in the Barents Sea, including some areas near the protected waters off Svalbard and...
Researchers found the toxic leftovers of a northern Canadian mine in nearby snowshoe hares

Researchers found the toxic leftovers of a northern Canadian mine in...

Even though it was closed decades ago, the Giant Mine on the outskirts of Yellowknife has left a long environmental legacy. The gold extraction process,...
Scientists put polar bears on a treadmill to test how efficiently they walk

Scientists put polar bears on a treadmill to test how efficiently...

Polar bears consume no more energy than similarly sized animals while walking, according to new research published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The findings...
Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia’s new natural resource minister opens an Arctic office

Russia's Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin has announced the establishment of a new Arctic department, saying an improvement of the ministry structure is...
Mysterious marine mammal injuries hint that some sharks are shifting their range northward into the Arctic

Mysterious marine mammal injuries hint that some sharks are shifting their...

In coastal villages of northwestern and northern Alaska, hunters and residents are seeing more evidence that an unusual predator is feeding on seals and...
Years after fires in Alaska’s boreal forests, the soils beneath showed dramatic warmth and carbon loss

Years after fires in Alaska’s boreal forests, the soils beneath showed...

Two years after severe wildfires burned through the boreal forest of interior Alaska, the ground held heat but had lost two-thirds of its carbon,...
Scientists advise slashing Barents Sea cod, haddock quotas

Scientists advise slashing Barents Sea cod, haddock quotas

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommends the 2019 quota for Barents Sea cod to be set to a maximum of...
‘Tundra be dammed’: Beavers are following shrubs into Arctic tundra landscapes

‘Tundra be dammed’: Beavers are following shrubs into Arctic tundra landscapes

North American beavers, the wood-chomping denizens of the forests, are moving into the Arctic as woody shrubs spread across the tundra. Scientists with the University...