U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

U.S. House votes to prevent oil exploration in Arctic refuge

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would remove oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the 2017...
Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

Canada and Nunavut announce the creation of a new territorial park

There will be a new territorial park north of Clyde River, the governments of Nunavut and Canada announced Monday.The federal government will invest $4.7...
With little fanfare, Canada quietly launches a new Arctic policy document

With little fanfare, Canada quietly launches a new Arctic policy document

One day prior to the start of Canada’s national election campaign, the Liberal government, with little fanfare, launched its long-awaited Arctic and northern policy...
Russian military plants a flag on the nation’s northernmost point

Russian military plants a flag on the nation’s northernmost point

A military expedition has installed a Russian flag on Cape Fligeli, the northernmost piece of land in the Russian Arctic.Located at 81.5 degrees North,...
Federal and territorial governments pledge more money for Inuktut revitalization in Nunavut

Federal and territorial governments pledge more money for Inuktut revitalization in...

Though the agreement’s not final, the governments of Canada and Nunavut are promising to spend a combined total of up to $67 million over...
Putin pushes idea of Russian gas supplies to China via Mongolia

Putin pushes idea of Russian gas supplies to China via Mongolia

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin told the head of state-controlled Gazprom to consider making Russian gas exports to China via Mongolia, the Kremlin...
Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea oil company

Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea...

MELBOURNE — With a giant gas project expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea bogged down by politics, the country's biggest...
An especially warm summer has driven extreme Arctic melting, says NASA

An especially warm summer has driven extreme Arctic melting, says NASA

An unusually hot summer worldwide has led to an extreme rate of Arctic ice melt, NASA said on Friday.NASA scientist Nathan Kurtz explained that the Greenland...
A new Russian Arctic partnership announces the construction of 17 icebreaking LNG tankers

A new Russian Arctic partnership announces the construction of 17 icebreaking...

A joint venture between Novatek and Sovcomflot will develop and run a powerful new fleet of Arctic carriers. The two companies signed the deal...
Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Nordic prime ministers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted widening cooperation between the five Nordic countries and Germany in Reykjavik, Iceland, last month, just as Germany’s...