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...
Photos: Reindeer herding in Russia’s remote Arctic

Photos: Reindeer herding in Russia’s remote Arctic

KRASNOYE, Russia — In Russia's remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries.Each winter, herders in Russia's sparsely populated Nenets...
Franklin wreck artifacts heading to London, Ottawa for future exhibit

Franklin wreck artifacts heading to London, Ottawa for future exhibit

Relics recovered from the wreck of the HMS Erebus in Nunavut’s Queen Maud Gulf will soon make a long-awaited return across the Atlantic to...
Polar bears in perspective: humanity’s complicated relationship with the Arctic’s iconic predator

Polar bears in perspective: humanity’s complicated relationship with the Arctic’s iconic...

Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic IconBy Michael Engelhard; University of Washington Press; 2016; 304 pages; $29.95The image of the polar bear...
Sipilä, Medvedev discuss trans-Arctic cable

Sipilä, Medvedev discuss trans-Arctic cable

An Arctic fiber-optic cable was high on the agenda as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipilä met Friday in the northern Finnish...
As temperatures rise, oil industry adapts to sustain Alaska ice-road seasons

As temperatures rise, oil industry adapts to sustain Alaska ice-road seasons

Alaska’s North Slope oil industry is battling back as Earth has warmed, adopting new techniques to allow operators to start building ice roads as early as...
Inuktut language group to meet with Prince of Wales as part of language revitalization trip

Inuktut language group to meet with Prince of Wales as part...

KUUJJUAQ—“Qanuippit Saali?”Harry Tulugak jokes about how he’ll greet Prince Charles when he meets him.His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales might not understand Inuktitut,...
Greenland airports looking local for new air-traffic controllers

Greenland airports looking local for new air-traffic controllers

A planned overhaul of Greenland’s airport infrastructure aimed at increasing the volume of international traffic flying to the country will create an increasing need...