US Marine force in Norway to eye Arctic and beyond

US Marine force in Norway to eye Arctic and beyond

STUTTGART, Germany — Nearly 300 Marines will begin operating this month in the Arctic as part of the Corps' push to establish a full-time presence...
Germany opens an Arctic office

Germany opens an Arctic office

Germany has just opened the “German Arctic Office,” hosted by Germany’s most renowned Arctic research center, the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar...
Canadian telecom watchdog sets ambitious targets for remote broadband internet

Canadian telecom watchdog sets ambitious targets for remote broadband internet

Just as Nunatsiaq News closed down for the seasonal holiday late last month, Canada’s telecommunications watchdog, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, declared Dec....
Russia wants more control over Arctic airspace

Russia wants more control over Arctic airspace

The leader of Russia’s Radio-Radar troops says they are engaged in a serious effort to enhance control over airspace in the Arctic.Major General Andrey...
‘Squash him!’ Video of gruesome bear-killing in Russia goes viral — and could be a crime

‘Squash him!’ Video of gruesome bear-killing in Russia goes viral —...

First a polar bear was blown up off the Siberian coast, and now a brown bear has been run down in an Arctic forest....
Old-school tools of maps and trail markers being refined to save lives on Alaska’s North Slope

Old-school tools of maps and trail markers being refined to save...

UTQIAĠVIK — The call for help came in around 10 p.m. one recent December night at the Barrow Search and Rescue headquarters.When someone is...
Did Denmark’s prime minister stop a Chinese firm from buying an abandoned military base in Greenland?

Did Denmark’s prime minister stop a Chinese firm from buying an...

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Denmark’s prime minister, may have personally intervened to prevent a Chinese company from acquiring a disused naval base in Greenland that was...
Dispelling myths around the Arctic Circle’s famed ‘doomsday’ seed vault

Dispelling myths around the Arctic Circle’s famed ‘doomsday’ seed vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is not exactly at the North Pole, but it's nearer to it than just about anywhere else, and well...
More cross-border collaboration could benefit Europe’s far north

More cross-border collaboration could benefit Europe’s far north

No-one looking at a map would argue that Scandinavia’s northern cap does not belong to Europe. Someone taking a blind taste-test of a number...
Trudeau bans future oil, gas activity in Canadian Arctic

Trudeau bans future oil, gas activity in Canadian Arctic

Canada and the United States have announced sweeping measures aimed at restricting most oil and gas permitting off their respective Arctic waters, the countries’...