Putin says Russian submarine in fatal Barents Sea accident was nuclear-powered

Putin says Russian submarine in fatal Barents Sea accident was nuclear-powered

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three...
Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire

Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire

MOSCOW — Russian commentators have challenged officials for not releasing full details about an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors.The...
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...
New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on Russia and China

New U.S. Senate defense bill requires Arctic strategic ports, attention on...

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed its sprawling National Defense Authorization Act, appropriating $750 billion in national defense spending for 2020. The legislation included...
Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident preparedness

Arctic countries have begun working together to step up nuclear accident...

Øyvind Aas-Hansen with the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) is happy to cooperate with Aleksandr Vazhenin and Pavel Borisov from the Emergency...
Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in Nunavut

Scholars and language advocates call for stronger protections for Inuktut in...

Protect Inuktut in Nunavut!That’s the message that 37 scholars and language advocates are asking attendees to deliver to the Canadian government at an international...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Iceland prioritizes continuity and a smooth transition to Russia in its...

Last month, Iceland assumed chairmanship of the Arctic Council. But its leaders are already looking to the future, when Russia will take over the...
Senators say Canada must do more, spend more in the Arctic

Senators say Canada must do more, spend more in the Arctic

Saying the Canadian Arctic suffers from a long history of neglect and disregard, the Special Senate Committee on the Arctic, in a report issued...
Facebook faux pas fells popular Nuuk mayor

Facebook faux pas fells popular Nuuk mayor

What started with a documentary about child abuse has ended with the resignation of the mayor of Greenland’s most populous region, which encompasses Nuuk,...