Nuuk is sealed off after a second COVID-19 case is confirmed

Nuuk is sealed off after a second COVID-19 case is confirmed

Greenland’s capital city has been sealed off from the rest of the country after the second case of COVID-19 was identified there yesterday.The ban...
Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus is already having a major impact on Arctic tourism.March and April are usually some of the busiest tourist months in Northern Norway...
Russia’s annual North Pole ice camp is cancelled

Russia’s annual North Pole ice camp is cancelled

With Norway partially shutting down its borders for foreigners, Svalbard's main airport at Longyearbyen can’t be used to shuttle people and supplies to Russia’s...
Canada’s Arctic territories all declare public health emergencies

Canada’s Arctic territories all declare public health emergencies

Canada’s three Arctic territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut — all declared public health emergencies on Wednesday.None of the territories have had confirmed...
Russia tests air defense system in Novaya Zemlya, as US and Norwegian warplanes train together in the North

Russia tests air defense system in Novaya Zemlya, as US and...

Shortly after NATO forces this week conducted a historical operation with two U.S. B-2 stealth bombers and three Norwegian F-35 fighter jets in the North Atlantic,...
As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage natural isolation to fight the disease

As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage...

A day after Greenland reported its first case of COVID-19, that country’s authorities said they will temporarily halt all non-emergency domestic and international air...
Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway's Thomas Waerner has won the 48th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, passing under the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska early Wednesday...
MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition knew that getting trapped in Arctic sea ice for months on end would be challenging.But they didn’t expect a...
Nunavut braces for COVID-19

Nunavut braces for COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus will make its way to Nunavut — it’s not a question of “if,” but “when.”The Government of Nunavut is now bracing...
Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Nine seaports in the Russian Arctic will be protected by the National Guard over the course of the year, the force's head Viktor Zolotov...