Biden’s day one orders revived key protections in Alaska’s northern Bering Sea

Biden’s day one orders revived key protections in Alaska’s northern Bering...

A small passage in an executive order issued by the new U.S. president Wednesday was cause for a big celebration among indigenous people of...
Kangerlussuaq runway repairs to begin in 2023

Kangerlussuaq runway repairs to begin in 2023

Work to repair damage done to the runway at Greenland’s Kangerlussuaq Airport by thawing permafrost will begin in 2023 as part of an agreement...
Judge to sign off on Agnico Eagle acquisition of TMAC Resources Inc.

Judge to sign off on Agnico Eagle acquisition of TMAC Resources...

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is one step closer to acquiring TMAC Resources Inc. after an Ontario Superior Court judge agreed to sign off on...
Nunavut government backs away from Iqaluit-Nuuk fiber-optic cable

Nunavut government backs away from Iqaluit-Nuuk fiber-optic cable

The Government of Nunavut’s $209 million plan for plugging the territory into an ultra-fast fiber-optic cable will likely take a big detour this year,...
Biden halts oil and gas development in Arctic refuge hours after inauguration

Biden halts oil and gas development in Arctic refuge hours after...

In a promised executive order signed just hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden on Wednesday halted efforts to drill in Alaska's...
Russia wants to resume meetings between Arctic defense chiefs

Russia wants to resume meetings between Arctic defense chiefs

As Russia prepares to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2021 to 2023, a top Russia official says the country welcomes...
Outgoing Trump administration finalizes last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases

Outgoing Trump administration finalizes last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had issued drilling leases on more than 400,000 acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, delivering on...
Opponents of a major Greenland mine say coronavirus constraints are compromising the public hearing process

Opponents of a major Greenland mine say coronavirus constraints are compromising...

Public hearings on a controversial and long-discussed rare earths and uranium mine in Greenland have been pushed back two weeks, but opponents of the...
Disney plans to shoot a climate change drama in Svalbard

Disney plans to shoot a climate change drama in Svalbard

When daylight returns to the high Arctic, a crew filming for Disneynature plans to head to Svalbard to document climate change there. Local newspaper Svalbardposten reports...
A new undersea fiber-optic cable for Nunavut competes against the territorial government’s plans

A new undersea fiber-optic cable for Nunavut competes against the territorial...

The path leading to a better Nunavut telecom system may well run under the ocean — through undersea bundles of fiber-optic cable. But which route...