A proposed mining access road in Alaska’s Arctic could harm subsistence opportunities for local residents, study says

A proposed mining access road in Alaska’s Arctic could harm subsistence...

The cost of a proposed 200-mile road into Northwest Alaska could weigh heavily on the dinner tables of villagers living near the route, a...
Across the north of Europe, fall gets off to a warmer than usual start

Across the north of Europe, fall gets off to a warmer...

Autumn starts as spring ended—with substantially warmer weather than normal. Summers in the northernmost parts of mainland Europe are getting longer.According to the Norwegian...
‘Right to Be Cold’ sounds warning of rapid Arctic warming

‘Right to Be Cold’ sounds warning of rapid Arctic warming

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole PlanetBy Sheila Watt-Cloutier; Penguin Canada; 2016; 368...
Icelanders swap city lights for northern lights

Icelanders swap city lights for northern lights

Lights off. Lights on.Reykjavik, Iceland's capital and biggest city, went dark Wednesday night after the City Council switched off street lamps and encouraged residents...
Russia plans to kill a quarter-million reindeer amid anthrax fears

Russia plans to kill a quarter-million reindeer amid anthrax fears

You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid . . . ?Their cousins may all be dead soon.Faced with a public...
As Norway’s Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot

As Norway’s Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot

ON BOARD THE POLARSYSSEL - More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as...
Canada confirms discovery of second ship from doomed Franklin Arctic voyage

Canada confirms discovery of second ship from doomed Franklin Arctic voyage

TORONTO — Canada confirmed on Monday it has found the wreck of HMS Terror, the second of two British ships lost in the disastrous Franklin Arctic...
Ottawa isn’t ready to back Nunavut’s road to the Arctic Ocean

Ottawa isn’t ready to back Nunavut’s road to the Arctic Ocean

Canada's federal government is not yet ready to support one of the Government of Nunavut’s biggest infrastructure dreams: the 325-kilometer (roughly 200-mile) Grays Bay...
Shipping companies snub Russian Arctic route

Shipping companies snub Russian Arctic route

According to figures from the Russian Northern Sea Route Administration (NSRA), transit shipping on the route by mid-September amounted to 208,500 tons of cargo....