New research dates Viking trans-Atlantic voyages to 1,000 years ago

New research dates Viking trans-Atlantic voyages to 1,000 years ago

Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the...
Northern mines could provide most of the EU’s strategic metals

Northern mines could provide most of the EU’s strategic metals

Greenland, northern Scandinavia and parts of Iceland — together with the wider Nordic region — are a potential source of nearly all the metals...
Shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route is on pace to reach 35 million tons in 2021

Shipping on Russia’s Northern Sea Route is on pace to reach...

Fresh figures from the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport show that shipping volumes on The Northern Sea Route in the first...
Russia’s Nornickel urges scientists to find new ways to use palladium

Russia’s Nornickel urges scientists to find new ways to use palladium

MOSCOW — Russia's Nornickel, the world's largest palladium producer, said on Monday it had begun a contest for scientists to find new ways to...
Nunavik gets final funding for high-speed internet expansion

Nunavik gets final funding for high-speed internet expansion

The Kativik Regional Government says it has secured the remaining money needed for its work to bring high-speed internet to the region. In addition to...
Permafrost thaw is threatening homes and infrastructure in Siberia and the Russian Arctic

Permafrost thaw is threatening homes and infrastructure in Siberia and the...

CHURAPCHA, Russia — The old airport in the Siberian settlement of Churapcha has been unusable for years, its runway transformed into a swampy field...
How short-haul Arctic air routes could help electric passenger planes get off the ground

How short-haul Arctic air routes could help electric passenger planes get...

Low-demand, short-haul routes in the North are ideal candidates for the rollout of the first generation of electric passenger airplanes, but their full adoption...
Norwegian and Russian cod fleets will see a 20 percent cut in Barents Sea quotas

Norwegian and Russian cod fleets will see a 20 percent cut...

The Norwegian-Russian Joint Fishery Commission has set 2022 cod quotas for the Barents Sea at a total of 708,480 tons, of which 321,605 will...
Nunavut declares state of emergency over Iqaluit water supply

Nunavut declares state of emergency over Iqaluit water supply

The Government of Nunavut declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to the crisis in Iqaluit’s water supply, two days after the City...
Seeking a greater role in the Arctic, the EU is ready to link climate with foreign policy

Seeking a greater role in the Arctic, the EU is ready...

Increased competition for natural resources and great-power rivalry in the Arctic has pushed the European Union to pledge to play a more assertive role...