US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in Chukchi and Beaufort seas

US Coast Guard launches study aimed at improving shipping safety in...

Months after the International Maritime Organization approved a set of shipping safety measures for the Bering Strait region, the U.S. Coast Guard is starting...
In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four emerges

In face of uncertainty about Russia, a Nordic gang of four...

From 2009, when they founded Nordefco, a military alliance, until 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, Nordic countries saw closer collaboration as a way to...
With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge lease sale soon

With draft environmental study done, Trump administration hopes for Arctic refuge...

The Trump administration is on track to auction off oil drilling rights next year in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and a key milestone...
Embattled US Interior secretary, who championed expanded Arctic oil development, resigns abruptly

Embattled US Interior secretary, who championed expanded Arctic oil development, resigns...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has spent his two years in office pushing for new oil development across Arctic Alaska’s lands and waters, is...
After delay, planning resumes on a controversial 200-mile road through Arctic Alaska

After delay, planning resumes on a controversial 200-mile road through Arctic...

Plans for a new 200-mile road cutting through the foothills of the Brooks Range in Alaska's Arctic are back on track now that a...
Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Permafrost thaw threatens millions of Arctic residents and their infrastructure

Across the Arctic, cities, highways, railroads, oil fields and other structures inhabited by or used by people perch precariously on permafrost that is warming.Now...
Fishery managers approve an ecosystem plan for the fast-changing Bering Sea

Fishery managers approve an ecosystem plan for the fast-changing Bering Sea

Federal fisheries managers have approved a new Bering Sea ecosystem plan that officials say will help guide decisions as conditions rapidly change in the...
Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor was sworn into office on Monday in Kotzebue, making him the state’s first governor to formally assume office above the Arctic...
Britain lacking direction in Arctic, MPs find

Britain lacking direction in Arctic, MPs find

Despite historic ties to the Arctic and a geographic proximity that makes it a self-described “near-Arctic neighbour,” Britain is at risk of being overtaken in...
Climate change will cost Alaska billions, new national report says

Climate change will cost Alaska billions, new national report says

Thanks to its Arctic location, Alaska faces high costs and extreme impacts from climate change, says a new national report that describes effects nationally.The...