Alaska’s Inupiaq language now available on Facebook

Alaska’s Inupiaq language now available on Facebook

For residents of rural Alaska, where phone service can be spotty and travel difficult, the social media platform Facebook has emerged as a vital...
A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final approval

A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final...

A decision on whether to permit mining at one of the world’s largest deposits of rare-earth elements has moved to its final stage after...
Alaska uses new ‘SALSA’ program as sweetener for Arctic oil exploration

Alaska uses new ‘SALSA’ program as sweetener for Arctic oil exploration

When the state of Alaska holds its annual Arctic oil and gas lease sales later this year, officials will offer something new to pique...
Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal agency nod

Plan for new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope gets federal...

A federal agency has given key support to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.’s plan to develop a new oil field in Arctic Alaska.In a final supplemental...
A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing parts of the Arctic Ocean

A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing...

More than 50 oceanographic researchers are on board Russia's polar research flagship Akademik Tryoshnikov as it makes its way towards the Laptev Sea and...
Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...
Meet NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite

Meet NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite

NASA has plans to launch an advanced satellite-borne laser instrument next month to monitor our planet's melting polar ice.NASA's new laser — part of the Ice,...
Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland’s foreign ministry on Monday named Jacob Isbosethsen, a long-time foreign policy advisor, to serve as the country’s first representative in Iceland.Isbosethsen, according to...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
Lead poisoning probably didn’t doom the Franklin Expedition

Lead poisoning probably didn’t doom the Franklin Expedition

Most of those familiar with the Arctic will need no introduction to the fate of the Franklin Expedition. But what remains a mystery is...