U.S. House Democrats vote to block ANWR drilling if leasing bids don’t deliver

U.S. House Democrats vote to block ANWR drilling if leasing bids...

Two bills addressing natural resource exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are gaining traction in the U.S. House of Representatives, but the Republican-controlled...
How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public safety in Alaska

How massive state budget cuts threaten Arctic research and rural public...

The University of Alaska system, known for its Arctic, climate and oceans research, will lose 41 percent of its state funding under budget vetoes...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

Environmentalists sue to force critical habitat designation for ringed seals

An environmental group filed suit against the Trump administration on Thursday for what it alleges is an illegal neglect of duty to protect two...
U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts say

U.S. Arctic defense strategy ramps up rhetoric without committing resources, experts...

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its updated Arctic strategy last week. The 19-page document focuses on the threats posed by Russia and...
Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with effects of warming

Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with...

The Trump administration has largely abandoned work to combat climate change at the federal government level, and Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, sworn into office...
Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year, official says

Trump administration will hold Arctic refuge oil lease sales this year,...

After decades of oil development prohibitions in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Trump administration is poised to start auctioning off oil leases within...
Like Denmark and Russia, Canada says its extended continental shelf includes the North Pole

Like Denmark and Russia, Canada says its extended continental shelf includes...

Canada filed an extended continental shelf submission last week with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf that covers more than 460,000...
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...