Nunavut’s Dolphin and Union caribou herd deemed endangered

Nunavut’s Dolphin and Union caribou herd deemed endangered

A national committee of wildlife scientists now considers Nunavut’s Dolphin and Union caribou herd to be an endangered species.These stocky, large-hoofed animals spend their...
Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

Sweden opts for Patriot missile system amid growing Russia tensions

STOCKHOLM — Sweden will buy the Patriot air defense missile system from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Co, the government said on Thursday, as it...
Wildfires are burning through Northern Europe, including in the Arctic

Wildfires are burning through Northern Europe, including in the Arctic

After a period of hot weather and drought, fires have broken out in Northern Europe, including inside the Arctic Circle, prompting calls for help...
Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russia eyes reviving Cold War-era ground-effect vehicles to patrol the Arctic

Russian officials are considering bringing back an unusual vehicle from the late Cold War era to extend the nation's ability to protect infrastructure in...
Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right now. It’s not

Sea ice should be rapidly re-freezing in the Arctic Ocean right...

Ice extent across the Arctic Ocean reached its annual minimum about two weeks ago. By now, ice would normally be forming rapidly, especially in...
A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic transit

A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic...

Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern...
An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland glacier

An iceberg the size of lower Manhattan broke off a Greenland...

Calving events, where large blocks of ice break from a glacier, happen every day. But witnessing a 4-mile-wide, half-mile-deep, and mile-plus-long iceberg dumping into...
Report calls for ‘immediate action’ to save archeological sites threatened by climate change

Report calls for ‘immediate action’ to save archeological sites threatened by...

As the Arctic continues to warm faster than anywhere else on earth, the archaeological record will be one of the unlucky victims.That’s one of...
LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an escort

LNG tanker completes first winter Northern Sea Route crossing without an...

Last month, the LNG tanker Eduard Toll made history as the first ship to cross Russia’s Northern Sea Route in winter without the help...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...