Norway plans a huge expansion of Arctic oil exploration

Norway plans a huge expansion of Arctic oil exploration

OSLO — Norway is planning a major expansion of oil exploration in the Arctic, despite commitments to tackling global warming and opposition from environmental...
Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents Sea

Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents...

Russia's Arctic Commission last week declined a proposal to extend the range of the Northern Sea Route to the Barents Sea.The shipping route as currently...
Nunavik’s cultural institute sets its path north

Nunavik’s cultural institute sets its path north

Big changes are underway at Nunavik’s Avataq Cultural Institute.Its Montreal office at 4150 Ste-Catherine St. has been closed since March, and won’t open again...
The Russian Arctic is seeing record-breaking heat, and an early start to wildfires

The Russian Arctic is seeing record-breaking heat, and an early start...

Temperatures in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk soared to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.If the temperature reading is verified, it will be the highest...
Nunavut’s economy is likely to grow this year, despite the pandemic, a new report says

Nunavut’s economy is likely to grow this year, despite the pandemic,...

The Conference Board of Canada expects Nunavut’s economy to continue to grow this year, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.That’s in contrast to...
World-famous Vendée Globe sailing race heads to the Arctic Ocean

World-famous Vendée Globe sailing race heads to the Arctic Ocean

The Vendée Globe, a world-famous solo non-stop yacht race around the world, sets off on a special preparatory and qualifying event to the Arctic...
WMO seeks to verify ‘worrying’ reports of Arctic heat record

WMO seeks to verify ‘worrying’ reports of Arctic heat record

GENEVA — The World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday it was seeking to confirm reports of a record temperature reading of more than 100...
A statue in Greenland is marked with anti-colonial statements

A statue in Greenland is marked with anti-colonial statements

COPENHAGEN — A statue of a Danish-Norwegian colonizer in Greenland's capital Nuuk was marked with red paint and the word "decolonize" on Sunday.The incident...
Nunavut land claim organization submits complaint to United Nations

Nunavut land claim organization submits complaint to United Nations

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, stating that Canada has...
Train traffic resumes as Murmansk reconnects with rail grid

Train traffic resumes as Murmansk reconnects with rail grid

Murmansk Governor Andrey Chibis announced on Friday that a bypass connection had successfully been completed and that trains again had started to move towards...