Norway scrambles warplanes to escort Russian bombers

Norway scrambles warplanes to escort Russian bombers

MOSCOW — Norway scrambled warplanes on Wednesday to escort Russian strategic bombers over the Barents and Norwegian seas, the Russian Defence Ministry said, according...
An Arctic well drilled near Norway’s maritime border with Russia finds no oil

An Arctic well drilled near Norway’s maritime border with Russia finds...

The Norwegian oil company Aker BP has found no oil after drilling the Stangnestind-prospect just a few kilometers from Norway’s border to Russia in...
Norwegian scientists recommend a third season of exploratory cod fishing off Jan Mayen

Norwegian scientists recommend a third season of exploratory cod fishing off...

Norway should continue exploratory fishing in the area around the island of Jan Mayen to determine whether cod has established itself there, scientists with...
Conservationists cheer latest proposal to protect land in Nunavut

Conservationists cheer latest proposal to protect land in Nunavut

The Nunavut Planning Commission’s new proposal for what parts of the territory should be protected from industrial activity is getting some early approval from...
A new study shows just how quickly the world’s cryosphere is shrinking

A new study shows just how quickly the world’s cryosphere is...

The world’s frozen areas lost an average of about 87,000 square kilometers (33,000 square miles) a year from 1979 to 2016, and the period...
Northern Fleet frigate test fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in Arctic waters

Northern Fleet frigate test fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in Arctic waters

Russia's Defense Ministry says it successfully launched its new hypersonic Tsirkon cruise missile from the White Sea and hit a target on the coast...
Greenland must learn to live with COVID, public health officials say

Greenland must learn to live with COVID, public health officials say

Greenland can no longer shield itself from COVID-19 by following a strategy of containing outbreaks as they crop up, that country’s public health officials...
Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

Scientists were stunned by last week’s rare Arctic lightning storms

ANCHORAGE — Meteorologists were stunned last week when three successive thunderstorms swept across the Arctic from Siberia to north of Alaska, unleashing lightning bolts...
A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a Northwest Passage transit

A US icebreaker has begun a voyage that will include a...

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is headed for Arctic waters — and a rare trip through the Northwest Passage that will end in...
Russian planes seed clouds as raging wildfires near Siberian power plant

Russian planes seed clouds as raging wildfires near Siberian power plant

YAKUTIA — Russian planes seeded clouds to bring down rain on huge wildfires raging in the Siberian region of Yakutia that in one place...