Alaska had its warmest year ever in 2019, a new report finds

Alaska had its warmest year ever in 2019, a new report...

Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
US rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

US rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

WASHINGTON — The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role...
If humanity crashes, Svalbard will be there when it comes time to reboot

If humanity crashes, Svalbard will be there when it comes time...

Contrary to urban myth, death is not outlawed in Svalbard, but, as it turns out, the Norway-administered territory is an ideal place for keeping...
An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is ineffective, a new report says

An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is...

The European Union should do more to raise public awareness about how its ban on seal products includes an exemption for Inuit communities, say...
Truth commission for Sami, Kven finds support in Norwegian Parliament

Truth commission for Sami, Kven finds support in Norwegian Parliament

The majority of the Norwegian Parliament’s Control and Constitutional Standing Committee supports a suggestion about setting up a truth commission in order to investigate...
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted most US Arctic field research for 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted most US Arctic field research for...

Seasonal scientific field work in the Arctic — from the Toolik Field Station on Alaska’s North Slope to ice core drilling in Greenland —...
Russia charges Norilsk mayor with bungling fuel spill response

Russia charges Norilsk mayor with bungling fuel spill response

MOSCOW — Russia said on Thursday it had charged the head of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk with criminal negligence over what investigators...
Citigroup joins a growing list of financial institutions shunning Arctic oil development

Citigroup joins a growing list of financial institutions shunning Arctic oil...

Amid oil-patch turmoil and cratering oil prices, another major U.S. bank has joined the list of institutions that are refusing to finance Arctic oil...
A new cooling in US-Russia relations 150 years after Alaska purchase

A new cooling in US-Russia relations 150 years after Alaska purchase

Relationships built on friendship exchanges between the Russian Far East and Alaska since 1988 are substantially diminished, even as Alaska celebrates the 150th anniversary...