How Brexit could help keep a high-speed Arctic internet plan aloft

How Brexit could help keep a high-speed Arctic internet plan aloft

A broadband-from-space network that was expected to be able to provide reliable, high-speed internet access to the Far North appears to have been rescued...
Russian watchdog seeks $2 billion in damages from Nornickel over Arctic fuel spill

Russian watchdog seeks $2 billion in damages from Nornickel over Arctic...

MOSCOW — Russia's environmental watchdog has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) to pay almost 148 billion rubles ($2...
An apparently coordinated Russian response challenges Norway’s position in Svalbard

An apparently coordinated Russian response challenges Norway’s position in Svalbard

A letter sent by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide on the February 4 this year was the...
A region in Russia’s Arctic was the only one to vote against constitutional changes

A region in Russia’s Arctic was the only one to vote...

MOSCOW — Only one of Russia's 85 regions, a sparsely-populated patch of the Arctic known for reindeer herders, defied the Kremlin and voted against...
Alaska Native corporations can receive pandemic response aid intended for tribes, court rules

Alaska Native corporations can receive pandemic response aid intended for tribes,...

Alaska Native corporations are entitled to part of the money that the federal government has designated to help Native tribes address the coronavirus pandemic,...
Iceland’s incumbent president secures new term with decisive win

Iceland’s incumbent president secures new term with decisive win

REYKJAVIK — Iceland's incumbent president, Guðni Johannesson, has secured a new four-year term in office following a decisive win in Saturday's presidential vote.Johannesson won...
NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

NORAD fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft off Alaska

WASHINGTON — U.S. F-22 stealth fighter aircraft scrambled on Saturday to intercept four Russian reconnaissance planes off Alaska, said NORAD, the U.S and Canadian...
An aggressive new Trump administration plan opens more of Arctic Alaska to oil development

An aggressive new Trump administration plan opens more of Arctic Alaska...

The Trump administration on Thursday released a plan to vastly expand oil development in federal lands on Alaska’s North Slope, upending Obama-era protections.In a...
Russia is poised to open the first-ever commercial pollock fishery in Chukchi Sea

Russia is poised to open the first-ever commercial pollock fishery in...

Pollock, the ubiquitous whitefish that are made into frozen sticks, fast-food fish burgers, imitation crab meat and a range of other inexpensive food products,...
Norway plans a huge expansion of Arctic oil exploration

Norway plans a huge expansion of Arctic oil exploration

OSLO — Norway is planning a major expansion of oil exploration in the Arctic, despite commitments to tackling global warming and opposition from environmental...