Dispelling myths around the Arctic Circle’s famed ‘doomsday’ seed vault

Dispelling myths around the Arctic Circle’s famed ‘doomsday’ seed vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is not exactly at the North Pole, but it's nearer to it than just about anywhere else, and well...
More cross-border collaboration could benefit Europe’s far north

More cross-border collaboration could benefit Europe’s far north

No-one looking at a map would argue that Scandinavia’s northern cap does not belong to Europe. Someone taking a blind taste-test of a number...
Trudeau bans future oil, gas activity in Canadian Arctic

Trudeau bans future oil, gas activity in Canadian Arctic

Canada and the United States have announced sweeping measures aimed at restricting most oil and gas permitting off their respective Arctic waters, the countries’...
Nunavik Inuit demand closure of Leaf River caribou sports hunt

Nunavik Inuit demand closure of Leaf River caribou sports hunt

Nunavik Inuit and other Indigenous groups in northern Quebec have sounded the alarm over the rapid decline of the Leaf River caribou herd and...
Obama prohibits offshore oil drilling in most US Arctic waters

Obama prohibits offshore oil drilling in most US Arctic waters

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ordered the closure Tuesday of 125 million acres of the Arctic Ocean and its estimated 27 billion barrels of...
Murmansk economy prepares for growth

Murmansk economy prepares for growth

The Murmansk region in Russia's Arctic region will cut spending, and for the first time in years adopt a budget without a deficit."We have managed...
Polar bears’ path to decline runs through an Alaska village

Polar bears’ path to decline runs through an Alaska village

KAKTOVIK, Alaska — Come fall, polar bears are everywhere around this Arctic village, dozing on sand spits, roughhousing in the shallows, padding down the...
Utqiaġvik? Barrow? North Slope name change brings tension, division

Utqiaġvik? Barrow? North Slope name change brings tension, division

UTQIAĠVIK — The whaling hub that most everyone knows as Barrow officially has a new name, Utqiaġvik, but almost nothing about it is certain. Is...
Playing host to an international forum, Quebec boosts its northern development plan—and its Arctic profile

Playing host to an international forum, Quebec boosts its northern development...

QUEBEC CITY — Quebec’s push to position itself in the forefront of Arctic affairs received a boost this week as the Canadian province’s capital...
New Arctic military base is declared ready for operation

New Arctic military base is declared ready for operation

In September 2013, a flotilla of three Northern Fleet vessels, seven support vessels and four nuclear icebreakers moored on the coast of Kotelny Island...