St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the animal they rely on faces a threat they cannot control.

St. Lawrence Island tribal groups tried to protect walruses. Now the...

Second in a series. SAVOONGA — Long ago, the walruses were almost wiped out, and with them the people of St. Lawrence Island.Commercial whalers were...
Merkel’s European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

Merkel’s European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

With Vladimir Putin in the east and Donald Trump to the west, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now telling Europe it has to stand...
U.S. withdrawal from climate deal would be ‘big setback’: Finnish PM

U.S. withdrawal from climate deal would be ‘big setback’: Finnish PM

HELSINKI — If the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal, it would be a big setback, Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila told parliament...
Ice-locked ships start moving from Pevek after 5 months of captivity

Ice-locked ships start moving from Pevek after 5 months of captivity

With the break-up of ice in the Russian east Arctic comes freedom for three ships and their crews which were trapped over the winter by...
For two Alaska villages, walruses remain essential. As sea ice disappears, can it last?

For two Alaska villages, walruses remain essential. As sea ice disappears,...

First in a series.SAVOONGA — No one can quite believe this and yet they saw it coming.Around St. Lawrence Island in the middle of...
For the second time a local firm has lost a US defense contract in Greenland — despite a lower bid

For the second time a local firm has lost a US...

In 2014, Greenlandic firms held three contracts with the US Air Force to provide transport and maintenance services for Thule Air Base, a military...
New nautical maps identify Nunavut wildlife hazards for ships

New nautical maps identify Nunavut wildlife hazards for ships

As the Arctic’s sea ice continues to hit historic lows and more vessels clog Northern shipping lanes, the World Wildlife Fund-Canada is reminding pilots...
Interior Secretary Zinke will make Alaska stops from Arctic to Anchorage

Interior Secretary Zinke will make Alaska stops from Arctic to Anchorage

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to spend the Memorial Day weekend and a few days after in Alaska on a tour organized by...
Denmark’s ‘Little Mermaid’ doused in red paint by whaling protesters

Denmark’s ‘Little Mermaid’ doused in red paint by whaling protesters

COPENHAGEN — Denmark's most famous landmark, "The Little Mermaid," has been doused in red paint by anti-whaling activists."Danmark defend the whales of the Faroe Islands"...
Research icebreaker sets sail to put Nunavut, Nunavik under microscope

Research icebreaker sets sail to put Nunavut, Nunavik under microscope

With a farewell blast of its horn, the Canadian Coast Guard’s research icebreaker, the Amundsen, set out May 25 with a shipload of researchers...