The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

The Arctic Ocean’s ice-free season could extend into fall

Arctic sea ice could vanish not just in the summer but also in the fall by this century if global warming continues on its...
For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is underway in Alaska

For the fourth year in a row, a seabird die-off is...

Dead seabirds have again been found turning up on Bering Strait region beaches, making this the fourth consecutive year with unusual die-offs in coastal...
China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

China looks to build its first nuclear icebreaker

The China National Nuclear Corporation, a state-owned enterprise which oversees all civil and military nuclear programs, announced it was seeking bids for the country’s...
First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next year

First beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland to welcome new arrivals next...

Two beluga whales will set off from an aquarium in China to a secluded bay in Iceland next year, where they will live in...
Study finds Arctic research can be prohibitively costly

Study finds Arctic research can be prohibitively costly

When asked why the Arctic is a relatively understudied region when compared to the rest of the world, many scientists cite the same thing:...
Trump says Norway lacks ‘credible’ defense spending plan: paper

Trump says Norway lacks ‘credible’ defense spending plan: paper

OSLO — Norway, which shares an Arctic border with Russia, lacks a "credible plan" how to meet NATO's spending target, U.S. President Donald Trump...
‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense Secretary Mattis

‘America’s got to up its game in the Arctic,’ says Defense...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska — The United States needs to "up its game" in the Arctic and deal with an increasingly important and...
Alaskans try for damage control as U.S.-China tariff dispute escalates

Alaskans try for damage control as U.S.-China tariff dispute escalates

A Washington, D.C. trip that Gov. Bill Walker had scheduled to help promote North Slope natural gas development has taken on a new urgency...
Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s northern territories

Ottawa promises to exempt aviation fuel from carbon tax in Canada’s...

The federal government has committed to exempting aviation fuel used in Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories from the country’s carbon tax.Under Ottawa’s carbon pricing...
Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG

Military shipyards eye stakes in Arctic LNG

Their order books are full of jobs for the Russian military, but the shipyards of Sevmash and Zvezdochka still want a piece of the...