Former Greenland premier wants independence by 2021

Former Greenland premier wants independence by 2021

In a country where most politicians and voters seem to agree that independence lies over the horizon, Greenland’s Partii Naleraq is stirring up the...
Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Electric vehicles boom gives higher dividends to Nornickel shareholders

Russia's Nornickel profited in 2017 in large measure thanks to a global rise in nickel prices. As the world’s largest refined nickel producer, the...
Rebranded First Air celebrates a rebirth

Rebranded First Air celebrates a rebirth

After unveiling new livery, new uniforms, new branding materials and a new catch-phrase, a reorganized First Air is ready to expand and seek new...
Heat causes trouble for Svalbard’s seed vault

Heat causes trouble for Svalbard’s seed vault

The unusually warm weather in Svalbard has created additional challenges for the global seed vault in there.At present, water in the entry area of...
Wash-ashore subsistence: Beaches of St. Lawrence Island provide a bounty

Wash-ashore subsistence: Beaches of St. Lawrence Island provide a bounty

Fourth in a series about life on St. Lawrence Island. GAMBELL -- A secret bonus for the people of St. Lawrence Island is the foods that wash...
Russia says Greenpeace boat seizure ruling encourages illegal action

Russia says Greenpeace boat seizure ruling encourages illegal action

MOSCOW — Russia rejected a ruling by an international arbitration court that said Moscow must pay damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, saying on Thursday...
US takes next step in icebreaker construction plans

US takes next step in icebreaker construction plans

America’s efforts to revamp its icebreaker fleet have lurched a step forward with the release of a draft of the requirements the Navy and...
A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic policy

A ‘polar silk road’ forms the core of China’s first Arctic...

BEIJING — China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes...
Russia’s new Arctic development program has little cash

Russia’s new Arctic development program has little cash

Russia's new Arctic development program is ambitious, but with little public financing allocated, it will largely depend on private investments."This is the main mechanism,...
Nunavut sees Canada’s fastest population growth

Nunavut sees Canada’s fastest population growth

Nunavut’s population isn’t just growing, it’s also growing faster than any other province or territory in Canada, new census data shows.Nunavut’s population grew by...