Finland’s Arctic railway tops business forum agenda

Finland’s Arctic railway tops business forum agenda

Finland continues to push to establish an Arctic railway, and the initiative is among the key themes of an Arctic Business Forum held this...
Bering Sea ice was the lowest in 150 years this winter

Bering Sea ice was the lowest in 150 years this winter

In 150 years of record-keeping, dating back to whalers’ journals kept long before the satellite era, the Bering Sea has never had less winter...
A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

A potential Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil gains momentum

What do soybeans have to do with Arctic pollution? Consider the 2004 wreck of the Selendang Ayu, a Malaysian-registered cargo vessel that broke in...
Norway’s military calls for widespread Arctic surveillance

Norway’s military calls for widespread Arctic surveillance

The Norwegian Armed Forces argues that the current security policy situation requires extensive surveillance and presence in the Arctic."A higher level of military presence...
With an unusual diversity of songs, bowhead whales are the “jazz artists” of the Arctic

With an unusual diversity of songs, bowhead whales are the “jazz...

WASHINGTON — Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, boast...
After more than two decades, the Arctic Council considers what direction its future will take

After more than two decades, the Arctic Council considers what direction...

During the two decades it has existed, the Arctic Council has come to mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Heather Exner-Pirot,...
The Week Ahead: Going with the floe

The Week Ahead: Going with the floe

Camp Barneo, a privately operated Russian temporary base near the North Pole, is expected to open for guests this week after a delay of...
Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

Interior takes step toward 2019 Beaufort oil lease sale

The U.S. Department of Interior is moving forward on new oil and gas leasing in the offshore Arctic, targeting some areas that had been...
Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

Newtok poised to be relocation model for climate-imperiled villages

New money from the federal budget to the Denali Commission will be used to push forward with the relocation of an Alaska village hard...
Russia starts development of North Pole research platform

Russia starts development of North Pole research platform

As vanishing Arctic ice makes it increasingly difficult to uphold research activities in the highest Arctic, Russia moves ahead with plans to build a research...