A century after leaving Norway, Amundsen’s polar exploration vessel ‘Maud’ returns home

A century after leaving Norway, Amundsen’s polar exploration vessel ‘Maud’ returns...

Two years after being raised from the shallow waters off Cambridge Bay, in Nunavut, and a century after it set off on the voyage...
Russian warships hold drills in Bering Sea in huge military exercise

Russian warships hold drills in Bering Sea in huge military exercise

MOSCOW — Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska, part of Moscow's biggest military maneuvers since the fall...
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...
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...
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...
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...