New U.S. legislation speeds up the possibility of a Nome port

New U.S. legislation speeds up the possibility of a Nome port

Last month, new U.S. federal legislation breathed new life into the possibility of a port in Nome. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018,...
An updated EU Arctic policy is expected next year

An updated EU Arctic policy is expected next year

Officially, an updated European Union Arctic policy has been on the cards, if only tentatively, since December. It was then that the foreign ministers...
Where’s Wally? The wandering celebrity walrus is spotted in Iceland

Where’s Wally? The wandering celebrity walrus is spotted in Iceland

COPENHAGEN — Wally, the walrus who has found fame during his travels round Europe, has been spotted in Iceland more than 900 kilometers from...
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...
Iceland adds travel restrictions, and sees airline job cuts as COVID-19 threat continues

Iceland adds travel restrictions, and sees airline job cuts as COVID-19...

Iceland continues to take steps to react to the spread of COVID-19 at home and abroad, even as the country reported the first death...
A US agency is ready to fund a major Greenland zinc mine

A US agency is ready to fund a major Greenland zinc...

Australia-based Ironbark Zinc has received word that a U.S. federal agency responsible for promoting American exports is interested in financing nearly half of what...
Needing a major engine repair, Russia’s massive new icebreaker faces an uncertain future

Needing a major engine repair, Russia’s massive new icebreaker faces an...

The brand new nuclear icebreaker Arktika, currently in sea trials, requires significant repairs to fix a failed engine, a requirement that could delay the...
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...
Equinor broadens scope of carbon targets to match rivals

Equinor broadens scope of carbon targets to match rivals

OSLO/LONDON — Equinor joined other major European oil and gas companies on Thursday by including emissions from the fuel it sells to customers in...
Greenland’s economy is poised to rebound in 2021

Greenland’s economy is poised to rebound in 2021

Greenland’s economy will contract this year as a result of a slowdown in activity related to the coronavirus outbreak, but growth can be expected...