Meet NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite

Meet NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite

NASA has plans to launch an advanced satellite-borne laser instrument next month to monitor our planet's melting polar ice.NASA's new laser — part of the Ice,...
Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland names first representative to Iceland

Greenland’s foreign ministry on Monday named Jacob Isbosethsen, a long-time foreign policy advisor, to serve as the country’s first representative in Iceland.Isbosethsen, according to...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
Lead poisoning probably didn’t doom the Franklin Expedition

Lead poisoning probably didn’t doom the Franklin Expedition

Most of those familiar with the Arctic will need no introduction to the fate of the Franklin Expedition. But what remains a mystery is...
Expansion of Tromsø’s Fram Centre makes room for more Arctic research cooperation

Expansion of Tromsø’s Fram Centre makes room for more Arctic research...

Phase II of Tromsø's Fram Centre — the High North Research Centre for Climate and Environment — was officially opened this week in Tromsø...
Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic waters

Federal agency endorses plan for oil project in Alaska’s offshore Arctic...

A federal agency has granted its blessing to Hilcorp Energy Company’s plan of development for what would be the first producing oil field located...
Newly discovered dinosaur footprints suggest the Arctic was a land bridge in Cretaceous times, too

Newly discovered dinosaur footprints suggest the Arctic was a land bridge...

As ancient humans used a Beringian land link to migrate between Asia and North America, so did much older forms of life.The Bering Land...
Plans to build Canada’s first Arctic railway take a big step forward

Plans to build Canada’s first Arctic railway take a big step...

A plan to nearly triple iron ore production at the Mary River mine on north Baffin by building Canada’s first Arctic railway took a...
Permafrost thaw below Arctic lakes could be a much worse greenhouse gas source than previously thought

Permafrost thaw below Arctic lakes could be a much worse greenhouse...

There is trouble bubbling in the millions of permafrost lakes dotting the Arctic landscape: massive amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere and...
A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic transit

A Maersk container ship is about to embark on an historic...

Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern...