Arctic infrastructure is main priority, says Northern Fleet Commander

Arctic infrastructure is main priority, says Northern Fleet Commander

Vice Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, commander of Russia's Northern Fleet, intends to take use of several new Arctic bases in the course of 2017."Among the...
‘It’s part of being an Icelander’: a national culture of poetry

‘It’s part of being an Icelander’: a national culture of poetry

Iceland, it seems, is full of hidden poets.When they’re not at their day jobs, a great many of the island’s 330,000 inhabitants dabble in...
No agreement on Arctic fisheries moratorium

No agreement on Arctic fisheries moratorium

At least one more round of talks will be necessary for Arctic coastal states and other major fishing countries to work out some of...
Nose-to-nose with a polar bear? In Alaska, that’s just a normal day.

Nose-to-nose with a polar bear? In Alaska, that’s just a normal...

Clouds roiled on the horizon, saturated and spitting as six of us waited in the sterile anteroom of the Northern Alaska Tour Company's aviation...
Clyde River seismic testing dispute heads to Canada’s Supreme Court

Clyde River seismic testing dispute heads to Canada’s Supreme Court

In issuing her 2015 decision permitting a group of companies to conduct seismic testing in Baffin Bay, against the wishes of local communities, Eleanor...
A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate change

A wrenching choice for Alaska towns in the path of climate...

SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska — In the dream, a storm came and Betsy Bekoalok watched the river rise on one side of the village and the...
Norway plans $1.15 billion order for five Boeing Poseidon military aircraft

Norway plans $1.15 billion order for five Boeing Poseidon military aircraft

OSLO — Norway plans to order five Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to maintain its surveillance capacity and meet future security challenges, the...
New website shares treasure trove of ancient objects found near Kotzebue, in Alaska’s Arctic

New website shares treasure trove of ancient objects found near Kotzebue,...

In 2013, construction workers laying cable for a new 3G network stumbled upon some artifacts near a Kotzebue beach.Those objects -- about 4,000 were...
Thawing Arctic ice reveals new clues to mystery of the lost ships Terror and Erebus

Thawing Arctic ice reveals new clues to mystery of the lost...

Almost two centuries ago, 134 men set sail on two British naval ships to discover the fabled Northwest Passage, a trade route through the...
First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear did what polar bears do: Ate a dog.

First a polar bear petted a dog. Then a polar bear...

A video of an enormous polar bear in Canada gingerly patting a chained sled dog hit the Internet last week and quickly went viral....