Greenland suspends inbound flights to halt COVID-19 spread from Denmark

Greenland suspends inbound flights to halt COVID-19 spread from Denmark

The prospect of 1,000 people returning to Greenland in the span of five days after spending the holidays in Denmark has led that country’s...
Trump administration finalizes an expanded drilling plan for Alaska’s Arctic petroleum reserve

Trump administration finalizes an expanded drilling plan for Alaska’s Arctic petroleum...

With a little more than two weeks remaining in office, the Trump administration announced Monday that it has opened an additional 7 million acres...
Russia plans sweeping upgrades to Arctic weather stations

Russia plans sweeping upgrades to Arctic weather stations

The Russian government has announced plans to upgrade 123 meteorological stations in the Arctic. The network of meteorological stations has degraded over many years and...
In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural treasure

In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural...

Iceland’s highlands, according to a website promoting creation of national park there, is one of that country’s greatest treasures. It's a statement few would...
Woolly rhino remains found in thawing Siberian permafrost

Woolly rhino remains found in thawing Siberian permafrost

MOSCOW — Russian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than 12,000 years...
Greenland to begin new year with COVID vaccinations

Greenland to begin new year with COVID vaccinations

After receiving its first shipment of 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Greenland health authorities say they will begin vaccinating nursing-home...
Relatives, friends commemorate Russian fishermen lost in Barents Sea sinking

Relatives, friends commemorate Russian fishermen lost in Barents Sea sinking

Families and friends paid tribute on Tuesday to fishermen from a Russian trawler that sank in the Barents Sea the day before. In the Arctic...
17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents Sea

17 are feared dead as a Russian trawler sinks in Barents...

MOSCOW — A Russian fishing trawler capsized and sank in the freezing waters of the northern Barents Sea on Monday, with 17 of its...
Alaska agency devotes $20 million to bid in controversial Arctic refuge lease sale

Alaska agency devotes $20 million to bid in controversial Arctic refuge...

The Trump administration’s plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development in its waning days may be on a doubtful legal...
Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North Pole’ research station afloat

Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North...

As Russia prepares to the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a unique Arctic research vessel is preparing to undertake its first voyage. Hardly ever before...