Norway offers oil firms 70 Barents Sea exploration blocks

Norway offers oil firms 70 Barents Sea exploration blocks

Oil companies are invited to apply for drilling licenses in 84 blocks on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to an announcement Wednesday. Of those...
Tiny worm comes back to life after 24,000 years in Siberian deep freeze

Tiny worm comes back to life after 24,000 years in Siberian...

MOSCOW — A microscopic organism has wriggled back to life and reproduced asexually after lying frozen in the vast permafrost lands of northeastern Siberia...
Iceland’s first ‘danger alert’ for a wildfire could be a sign of things to come

Iceland’s first ‘danger alert’ for a wildfire could be a sign...

Where there is fuel, there is the potential for fire. So, when Icelandic authorities, in May, issued that country’s first “danger alert” in connection...
France’s TotalEnergies acquires a stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG trans-shipping company

France’s TotalEnergies acquires a stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG trans-shipping company

The French supermajor oil company TotalEnergies said last week that it signed an agreement with Novatek to acquire 10 percent of Arctic Transshipment LLC,...
Enel eyes potential green hydrogen project in Russian Arctic

Enel eyes potential green hydrogen project in Russian Arctic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Europe's biggest utility Enel is looking to develop a green hydrogen project in Russia as part of plans to expand...
Russia-Norway emergency cooperation gets priority despite military buildup and COVID crisis

Russia-Norway emergency cooperation gets priority despite military buildup and COVID crisis

One day after Norway scrambled a pair of F-16 fighter jets to meet Russian military planes outside its northern airspace, the two countries kicked...
Russian sailors rescue a lost dog from cracking Arctic sea ice

Russian sailors rescue a lost dog from cracking Arctic sea ice

A fluffy dog was rescued in the Arctic by Russian sailors after it wandered off the home village and got lost on the sea ice. The Russian...
Iqaluit residents grieve a tragedy far away, yet close to home

Iqaluit residents grieve a tragedy far away, yet close to home

T-shirts, shoes, stuffed animals and signs bearing slogans such as “Check every school” were among the items left in Iqaluit Square Friday afternoon during...
Finnish museum prepares Sámi exhibit ahead of major handover of artifacts

Finnish museum prepares Sámi exhibit ahead of major handover of artifacts

Finland’s national museum is planning an exhibit of Sámi artifacts this autumn in connection with a major handover of items it describes as a...
ArcticNet launches Inuit-led scientific research program

ArcticNet launches Inuit-led scientific research program

A new Inuit-led research program is funding nearly a dozen projects across Canada's North that range from Arctic char health to Beluga gene sampling...