Russian airline said to be planning Tromsø-Murmansk route

Russian airline said to be planning Tromsø-Murmansk route

Norway’s Embassy in Moscow has got a letter from Russia’s Foreign Ministry informing that Orenburzhye airlines will start regular passenger flights from Murmansk to...
EU education funding is an ‘important signal’ of partnership with Nuuk

EU education funding is an ‘important signal’ of partnership with Nuuk

During a signing ceremony in Nuuk last week, Neven Mimica, the European commissioner for international co-operation and development, signed off on the transfer of...
Nunavik eyes fiber optic, microwave towers for high-speed internet

Nunavik eyes fiber optic, microwave towers for high-speed internet

UMIUJAQ — The Kativik Regional Government is eyeing a combination of fiber optic and microwave towers to bring high-speed internet to Nunavik.The regional government...
Video: Savoonga residents describe changes in spring sea ice

Video: Savoonga residents describe changes in spring sea ice

Spring is walrus hunting season in Savoonga, on the northern coast of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. But this year, several village...
Wash-ashore subsistence: Beaches of St. Lawrence Island provide a bounty

Wash-ashore subsistence: Beaches of St. Lawrence Island provide a bounty

Fourth in a series about life on St. Lawrence Island. GAMBELL -- A secret bonus for the people of St. Lawrence Island is the foods that wash...
Norway plans to establish an Arctic maritime-research institute in Tromsø

Norway plans to establish an Arctic maritime-research institute in Tromsø

The Norwegian government is prepared to spend 5 million kroner ($590,000) to establish a research center in Tromsø to promote sustainable development of the...
Ivory diver of the Bering Sea finds peace, ancient tusks in his underwater workplace

Ivory diver of the Bering Sea finds peace, ancient tusks in...

Third in a series about life on St. Lawrence Island. SAVOONGA -- Fish and seals, whales and walruses all flourish in the Bering Sea. But...
Long-missing ships of Franklin’s Arctic expedition may have been found, but mysteries remain

Long-missing ships of Franklin’s Arctic expedition may have been found, but...

Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year SearchBy Russell A. Potter; McGill-Queens University Press; 2016; 280 pages; $35.96Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for...
How one company protected a pregnant polar bear and then a cub near an oil field on Alaska’s North Slope

How one company protected a pregnant polar bear and then a...

Hundreds of miles from its Southcentral Alaska gas leak that made headlines through much of winter, Hilcorp Alaska was quietly taking steps on the North Slope to...
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...