US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates, microgrids and nuclear

US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates,...

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would reopen its Arctic Energy Office, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The office will collaborate...
Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

Meet Nunavut’s newest arrival: the beaver

A recent beaver catch in Baker Lake, along with this summer’s earlier beaver sighting near Kugluktuk, more than 1,000 kilometres northwest of Baker Lake, have...
Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Greenland delays construction of a regional airport amid cost concerns

Construction of a regional airport in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland, due to begin this autumn, has been postponed indefinitely by the nationally controlled firm...
COVID-19 restrictions ground Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program season in Nunavut

COVID-19 restrictions ground Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program season in Nunavut

Vessels plying Nunavut’s waters will have one less eye on them this season as the National Aerial Surveillance Program season was cancelled due to...
Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Huge ice block breaks off Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf

Scientists on Monday said the vast and ancient ice sheet sitting atop Greenland had sloughed off a 113-square-kilometer (approx. 44-square-mile) chunk of ice last...
Arctic sea ice melt marks a new polar climate regime

Arctic sea ice melt marks a new polar climate regime

ARCTIC OCEAN — At the edge of the ice blanketing part of the Arctic Ocean, the ice on Monday looked sickly. Where thick sheets...
More NATO jets are being scrambled from Norway

More NATO jets are being scrambled from Norway

Two NATO F-16s scrambled into the air on Monday to identify Russian military planes, as the number of such QRAs (Quick Reaction Alerts) in...
A new lawsuit over Arctic refuge oil cites transboundary environmental effects

A new lawsuit over Arctic refuge oil cites transboundary environmental effects

Washington state, Massachusetts, California and several other Lower 48 states may be thousands of miles to the south, but they will suffer negative environmental...
Nornickel says it collected more than 90 percent of the fuel leaked into rivers by an Arctic spill

Nornickel says it collected more than 90 percent of the fuel...

MOSCOW — Russia's Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said on Friday that it had collected more than 90 percent of fuel leaked into rivers during its...
Pink salmon catches in Nunavik are raising red flags for biologists

Pink salmon catches in Nunavik are raising red flags for biologists

After learning about catches of pink salmon near Salluit, Quebec wildlife officials, eager to know more about the salmon’s appearance in Nunavik waters, are...