How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...
New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on Russia and China

New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on...

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed its sprawling National Defense Authorization Act, appropriating $750 billion in national defense spending for 2020. The legislation included...
Russia’s Novatek finalizes deal to sell a stake in Arctic LNG 2 to Japanese investors

Russia’s Novatek finalizes deal to sell a stake in Arctic LNG...

Novatek PAO, Russia's biggest private gas producer, has signed agreements to sell a 10 percent stake in its upcoming project to liquefy natural gas...
The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in Nunavut

Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in...

Protect Inuktut in Nunavut!That’s the message that 37 scholars and language advocates are asking attendees to deliver to the Canadian government at an international...
Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut communities should expect the usual influx of summer visitors arriving by ship this season.The Department of Economic Development and Transportation announced in a...
An Arctic fox surprises researchers with an epic run across polar ice from Svalbard to Canada

An Arctic fox surprises researchers with an epic run across polar...

A satellite-tracked Arctic fox stunned researchers by making a 3,500-kilometer trek across Arctic sea ice and glacier to travel from the Norwegian archipelago of...
The small town of Dikson is set to get a key role in Russia’s big Arctic plan

The small town of Dikson is set to get a key...

The roughly 550 people living in Dikson, an outpost on the Kara Sea coast, could soon face big change as Russia's federal government earlier...
An unusual skull turns out to be the offspring of a beluga and a narwhal

An unusual skull turns out to be the offspring of a...

What do you get when you cross a beluga and a narwhal?The answer is not the punchline to a classic Arctic joke. In 1990,...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...