Cruise season begins this week in Iqaluit

Cruise season begins this week in Iqaluit

The 1,000-plus passenger Crystal Serenity might be the largest cruise ship to visit Nunavut this summer, but it won’t be the only one.From the...
Amundsen icebreaker prepares for another summer of Arctic science

Amundsen icebreaker prepares for another summer of Arctic science

Researchers on Canada’s Amundsen icebreaker have embarked on another voyage to conduct scientific research in the eastern Arctic.The Amundsen is the only Canadian Coast...
Walrus haulout in Northwest Alaska forms at earliest date ever recorded

Walrus haulout in Northwest Alaska forms at earliest date ever recorded

Several hundred Pacific walruses have started to gather on an island off the northwest coast of Alaska — the earliest the animals have been...
Norway orders snap drill of 2,000 soldiers above Arctic Circle

Norway orders snap drill of 2,000 soldiers above Arctic Circle

A snap military drill began Tuesday in North Norway, with the aim of training on multiple defense tasks, Norway's Army said in a press-statement.The Northern Brigade is the only...
Russia’s Lavrov heads to Finland, Alaska for Arctic talks

Russia’s Lavrov heads to Finland, Alaska for Arctic talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov travels to Helsinki to meet Foreign Minister Timo Soini just days before Finland takes over the chair of Arctic...
Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

Commission coordinating Alaska village relocation awaits new leader

The federal agency tasked with coordinating efforts to relocate eroding Alaska villages now lacks a permanent leader.The Denali Commission lost its federal co-chair when...
A helicopter crash could add urgency to Russia’s push for a new base on Svalbard

A helicopter crash could add urgency to Russia’s push for a...

Just hours after Thursday's tragic helicopter crash outside Barentsburg Anatoly Leontiev, a representative of the Russian Fishery Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), repeated his message that it is high time...
Yamal authorities move to reorganize reindeer husbandry

Yamal authorities move to reorganize reindeer husbandry

The management of reindeer herding must be modernized in order to ease pressure on the tundra lands, regional authorities in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug...
Russia’s westernmost Arctic island is slated to become part of a national park

Russia’s westernmost Arctic island is slated to become part of a...

Victoria Island, a 10.8-square-kilometer (about 4-square-mile) island located between the archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, is due to be included in the...
Chinese president makes surprise visit to Alaska after Trump summit

Chinese president makes surprise visit to Alaska after Trump summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a surprise visit to Alaska on Friday evening, catching a seafood dinner in Anchorage, meeting with Gov. Bill Walker,...