Arctic Indigenous leaders call for more action on climate change

Arctic Indigenous leaders call for more action on climate change

Taking action to curb climate change and to preserve the circumpolar world’s Indigenous languages are among the key calls to action that emerged from...
Caribou make the world’s longest land migration — but face risks from Arctic development, a new study says

Caribou make the world’s longest land migration — but face risks...

Caribou and reindeer travel the longest distance while migrating on land, a new study shows. But they don’t move the most throughout the year;...
A Norwegian Arctic man held in Russia on spy charges returns home

A Norwegian Arctic man held in Russia on spy charges returns...

A Norwegian man who was held in Russia on spy charges and who was released in a Cold War-style spy swap returned home on...
Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Arctic permafrost thaw could set off sudden environmental changes

Discussions of permafrost thaw in the Arctic have tended to frame it as a gradual process that could slowly change the future Arctic environment,...
A new oil well is too close to Norway’s Lofoten Islands for environmentalists’ comfort

A new oil well is too close to Norway’s Lofoten Islands...

The closest thing to drilling in the oil-rich waters around the Lofoten Islands these days is licence block 896 of the exploration area known...
Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
Norwegian Arctic resident held in Russia comes home in Cold War-style swap with Norway and Lithuania

Norwegian Arctic resident held in Russia comes home in Cold War-style...

VILNIUS — Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style...
Invasive Arctic crab species in Norway are expanding to new shores

Invasive Arctic crab species in Norway are expanding to new shores

King crabs, which aren't native to the region, have conquered the Barents Sea and will continue to expand north- and southwards. The crabs might...
Nunavut sees a bump in outside visitors in 2018, according to new numbers

Nunavut sees a bump in outside visitors in 2018, according to...

From April to Sept. 2018, more than 51,000 people visited Nunavut from outside the territory.That’s according to Nunavut’s annual tourism report for 2018-2019 from the Department...
Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ have appeared on a beach in northern Finland

Thousands of rare ‘ice eggs’ have appeared on a beach in...

Thousands of unusual egg-like ice balls were discovered on a beach in northern Finland on last week.Covering much of a beach on Hailuoto Island, near...