Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from China

Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from...

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, affecting a Chinese traveller from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.The traveller remains...
Why extreme cold thresholds are different across Canada

Why extreme cold thresholds are different across Canada

For Nunavummiut, a temperature of minus 30 degrees Celsius could be considered a nice January day.But for people living 2,300 kilometers south, in the...
An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is ineffective, a new report says

An Inuit exemption to the European Union’s seal product ban is...

The European Union should do more to raise public awareness about how its ban on seal products includes an exemption for Inuit communities, say...
Alaska’s North Slope has plenty of undeveloped oil left, a new estimate finds

Alaska’s North Slope has plenty of undeveloped oil left, a new...

Four decades after oil began flowing from Alaska’s North Slope, a new resource assessment says there is plenty more oil yet to be discovered.The...
Swedish supreme court decision upholds Sámi claims in a key land-rights case

Swedish supreme court decision upholds Sámi claims in a key land-rights...

An association of Sámi reindeer herders in Sweden has successfully argued that its historic connection to a huge grazing area south of the city...
As Greenland seeks to diversify its economy, water is shaping up as a key element

As Greenland seeks to diversify its economy, water is shaping up...

A group of 50 Greenlandic lawmakers and businesspeople are on a week-long trip to visit European capitals as part of an effort to diversify...
China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG carriers

China looks to further its Arctic role by constructing Arc7 LNG...

Last month Russia’s natural gas giant Novatek and its shipping partners took delivery of the last of fifteen ice-breaking Arc7 LNG carriers. These highly specialized...
The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about oil

The first Arctic decree from Russia’s new prime minister is about...

Three days after he was announced as Russia’s new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin granted Gazprom Neft the right to develop the Khambateyskoye oil and...
A new Greenlandic translation program is ready to go live in 2021, rough edges and all

A new Greenlandic translation program is ready to go live in...

Greenlandic is sometimes said to be a language that has hundreds of words for snow. The fact that that is both true and not...
Defense expert slams Ottawa for ignoring North Warning System upgrade

Defense expert slams Ottawa for ignoring North Warning System upgrade

In a scathing article published on Jan. 14, James Fergusson, a defense expert, says the federal government is dodging the need to replace the...