Franz Josef Land could get an Arctic museum

Franz Josef Land could get an Arctic museum

The Russian Arctic National Park could see a new outdoor museum devoted to the Arctic, backers said, following a visit by Natural Resources and...
Meet the Russian autocrat who made the U.S. an Arctic nation

Meet the Russian autocrat who made the U.S. an Arctic nation

On March 29, 1867, literally in the middle of the night, diplomats hammered out a deal that transferred the Russian Empire’s claims in the...
Here’s what Alaska stands to lose with major cuts to the EPA budget

Here’s what Alaska stands to lose with major cuts to the...

WASHINGTON -- Potential budget cuts aimed at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could pull millions of dollars for drinking water and wastewater initiatives from Alaska, slowing...
The number of air routes to Iceland’s Keflavik Airport keeps growing

The number of air routes to Iceland’s Keflavik Airport keeps growing

It's never been easier to get to Iceland. This year, 27 commercial airlines fly directly to Iceland's Keflavik International Airport from 78 destinations across Europe and...
A larger portion of Russia’s nukes set be on subs in Arctic waters

A larger portion of Russia’s nukes set be on subs in...

Russia is modernizing all three legs of its nuclear triad — strategic bombers, silo-missiles and strategic submarine fleet. Later this year, the first of the...
Joint Viking military exercise begins in Northern Norway

Joint Viking military exercise begins in Northern Norway

The Joint Viking military exercise commences Monday in Finnmark, Norway. The exercise includes Norwegian, American and British forces. The annual Joint Viking exercise takes place...
Greenland is considering wave-proofing two ports that are exposed to local tsunamis

Greenland is considering wave-proofing two ports that are exposed to local...

Say the word ‘tsunami’, and the first thing that is likely to come to mind is the 2004 Boxing Day disaster in which 225,000...
For one Arctic musher, the Iditarod is just another adventure in a life full of them

For one Arctic musher, the Iditarod is just another adventure in...

Three decades ago, caribou ran strong in the Brooks Range. Willows grew in sparse tangles across wide-open terrain. Three decades ago, Ketil Reitan was...
Why Is Finland able to fend off Putin’s information war?

Why Is Finland able to fend off Putin’s information war?

With elections coming up this year in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and perhaps Italy, European intelligence services across the continent have...
Rattled by Russia, Sweden plans to bring back conscription

Rattled by Russia, Sweden plans to bring back conscription

Sweden plans to bring back military conscription to counter Russia's military buildup in the Baltic Sea, in a move that underscores how tensions are...