Russia’s massive new nuclear-powered icebreaker embarks on its first Arctic voyage

Russia’s massive new nuclear-powered icebreaker embarks on its first Arctic voyage

MOSCOW — A nuclear-powered icebreaker Russia says is the world's largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the...
Arctic sea ice shrinks to its second-lowest annual minimum extent ever

Arctic sea ice shrinks to its second-lowest annual minimum extent ever

Arctic sea ice extent fell to the second-lowest annual minimum on record last week, a status that followed a summer of extreme heat in...
OneWeb to resume launches in December, eyes commercial service in 2021

OneWeb to resume launches in December, eyes commercial service in 2021

LONDON — OneWeb, the collapsed satellite operator rescued by the British government and India's Bharti Group, will resume launches with Arianespace in December, putting...
Russian ambassador accuses NATO of ‘false pretext’ for Arctic naval operation

Russian ambassador accuses NATO of ‘false pretext’ for Arctic naval operation

Russia's ambassador to Copenhagen criticized Danish participation in a British-led military operation in Russia’s exclusive economic zone in the Barents Sea earlier this month,...
International lenders are said to back $9.5 billion financing for Russia’s Arctic LNG 2

International lenders are said to back $9.5 billion financing for Russia’s...

LONDON — International lenders have lined up about $9.5 billion in financial support for a Russian Arctic liquefied natural gas project, a document seen...
Shell returns to Arctic Alaska with new offshore oil drilling plans

Shell returns to Arctic Alaska with new offshore oil drilling plans

Five years after abandoning an ambitious multibillion-dollar offshore Arctic exploration program, Royal Dutch Shell is again proposing to drill for oil in Arctic Alaska...
Greenland mushers’ group orders a canine quarantine to prevent spread of outside genes

Greenland mushers’ group orders a canine quarantine to prevent spread of...

As part of Greenland’s cultural heritage, the country’s population of sled dogs is fiercely protected and closely monitored in order to protect their health...
A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75 percent more electricity, study says

A carbon neutral Nordic region would need 75 percent more electricity,...

OSLO — Nordic countries would have to generate another 290 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity, an increase of 75 percent from current levels, to...
US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates, microgrids and nuclear

US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates,...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would reopen its Arctic Energy Office, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The office will collaborate...
Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

A recent beaver catch in Baker Lake, along with this summer’s earlier beaver sighting near Kugluktuk, more than 1,000 kilometres northwest of Baker Lake, have...