In court and out, the Trump administration continues its push for offshore Arctic oil development

In court and out, the Trump administration continues its push for...

The Trump administration has taken steps on two fronts to advance oil development in Arctic waters off Alaska.In U.S. District Court in Anchorage on...
Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

The Canadian government will build two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships for its Coast Guard, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday.These ships...
As climate changes, US admirals see increasing need for Arctic presence

As climate changes, US admirals see increasing need for Arctic presence

Although the new Arctic strategies from the Navy and the Coast Guard highlight rapid changes in the region, they also both shy away from attributing...
Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets to Greenland

Keeping eye on Russian build-up, Danes ready to send fighter jets...

Denmark is ready to station fighter jets in Greenland if it feels threatened by Russia’s expanding military presence along its northern coast, the defense...
Will the Arctic Council begin addressing national security?

Will the Arctic Council begin addressing national security?

This year’s Arctic Council ministerial meeting showcased increasingly complicated issues in the region — from national security to climate change and more — and...
Canadian Inuit challenge US stance on Northwest Passage

Canadian Inuit challenge US stance on Northwest Passage

The Inuit Circumpolar Council–Canada is pushing back at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion that Canada’s claim to the Northwest Passage is “illegitimate.”“The...
Amid increasingly aggressive geopolitical rhetoric, the US Coast Guard seeks peaceful cooperation

Amid increasingly aggressive geopolitical rhetoric, the US Coast Guard seeks peaceful...

The Trump administration may have recently amplified its rhetoric around geopolitics and national security concerns in the Arctic, but the U.S. Coast Guard, the...
Arctic researchers need to know more about climate change effects on fisheries, commission says

Arctic researchers need to know more about climate change effects on...

Fish and fishing deserve special focus from scientists studying the rapidly changing northern environment, the U.S. Arctic Research Commission said in a new biennial...
The US Coast Guard plans to request more icebreaker funding next year

The US Coast Guard plans to request more icebreaker funding next...

U.S. Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said on Monday that the agency plans to ask for additional icebreaker funding in the 2021 budget.Speaking...
The US Navy’s new Arctic strategy is limited in scope and details, say critics

The US Navy’s new Arctic strategy is limited in scope and...

The U.S. Navy quietly released a barebones new Arctic Strategic Outlook earlier this year, which critics say doesn't do enough to sketch the challenges...