As woody shrubs move north in a warming climate, beavers make a beachhead on Canada’s Arctic coastal plain

As woody shrubs move north in a warming climate, beavers make...

As the Arctic climate warms and woody shrubs spread northward over the tundra, several animal species have followed.Among the latest: wood-chomping beavers have apparently...
Ice roads ease isolation in Canada’s north, but they’re melting too soon

Ice roads ease isolation in Canada’s north, but they’re melting too...

ON THE TLICHO WINTER ROAD, Northwest Territories — In Canada’s northern latitudes, the frigid winter means freedom.That is when lakes and rivers freeze into...
Air Force fighters scramble from Alaska to intercept Russian bombers

Air Force fighters scramble from Alaska to intercept Russian bombers

Two Anchorage-based fighter jets intercepted a pair of Russian bombers Monday night off Kodiak Island in what an Air Force commander called the first...
Take a tour of Russia’s new, otherworldly Arctic military base

Take a tour of Russia’s new, otherworldly Arctic military base

The 150,000-square-foot military complex at the Nagurskoye base on Alexandra Land, the northernmost of the Russian islands of Franz Josef Land, is completed and ready for...
Russian ambassador says country will reduce its military activity in the Arctic

Russian ambassador says country will reduce its military activity in the...

Russia will considerably reduce its military activity in the High North during the next three to four years, Russia’s ambassador to Norway Teimuraz O....
Prince Charles and wife Camilla to visit Nunavut this summer

Prince Charles and wife Camilla to visit Nunavut this summer

Some Nunavut residents will have a chance this summer to see Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.Governor General...
Norway positive to Finland’s Arctic railway plan

Norway positive to Finland’s Arctic railway plan

Railway development is among the key priorities in the Norwegian National Transport Plan, the government infrastructure strategy covering the period 2018-2029. That includes also...
Digging for gold in one of Earth’s coldest spots

Digging for gold in one of Earth’s coldest spots

The depletion of Soviet-era gold deposits and a weak ruble are pushing Russia into expanding mining operations for the precious metal at home, in...
Russian Border Guard Service takes part in North Pole exercises

Russian Border Guard Service takes part in North Pole exercises

Russia is positioning itself as the dominant master in Arctic security.Less than two weeks after President Vladimir Putin and three ministers visited Franz Josef...
Northern Edge military exercise again brings unease to Alaska coastal towns

Northern Edge military exercise again brings unease to Alaska coastal towns

A massive military exercise will return this spring to the Gulf of Alaska, and so is the controversy over its environmental impacts.Northern Edge, a biennial...