Chinese icebreaker navigates across central Arctic

Chinese icebreaker navigates across central Arctic

On Monday, the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long was conducting research in the Norwegian Sea, sailing a back-and-forth path half-way between Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen.It is...
Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland’s foreign ministry on Monday named Jacob Isbosethsen, a long-time foreign policy advisor, to serve as the country’s first representative in Iceland.Isbosethsen, according to...
Russian Border Guard Service takes part in North Pole exercises

Russian Border Guard Service takes part in North Pole exercises

Russia is positioning itself as the dominant master in Arctic security.Less than two weeks after President Vladimir Putin and three ministers visited Franz Josef...
Arctic Council pilloried in brutal satire

Arctic Council pilloried in brutal satire

Breaking the IceBy Kieran Lynn; UK edition: Oberon Modern Plays; 2016; 62 pages. Amazon Kindle edition: Oberon Books; $12.99. U.S. edition: Oberon Books (available Oct....
Norwegian broadcaster to commemorate Svalbard Treaty with ‘ultimate slow-TV project’

Norwegian broadcaster to commemorate Svalbard Treaty with ‘ultimate slow-TV project’

Although it was not the first to dip into the mesmerizing world of slow TV (remember fireplace videos on VHS and fishcams in the...
For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than an oil spill

For some Alaska islands there’s a ship-borne risk even scarier than...

The most dangerous ecological disaster for the islands of the Aleutian chain and the Bering Sea, biologicals have long warned, wouldn't be an oil...
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...
US Defense Department report warns of risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

US Defense Department report warns of risk of Chinese submarines in...

WASHINGTON — Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act...
A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked on its first Northern Sea Route voyage

A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked...

The Chinese cargo ship Tian En is sailing in the west of Hokkaido Island and is set to cross the Soya Strait on Saturday...
Photos: Arctic nations gather in Fairbanks

Photos: Arctic nations gather in Fairbanks

Representatives from the eight Arctic States gathered this week in Fairbanks for the 10th biennial Arctic Council Ministerial meeting. The centerpiece of the "Week...