Outgoing Trump administration finalizes last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases

Outgoing Trump administration finalizes last-minute Arctic refuge drilling leases

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had issued drilling leases on more than 400,000 acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, delivering on...
Opponents of a major Greenland mine say coronavirus constraints are compromising the public hearing process

Opponents of a major Greenland mine say coronavirus constraints are compromising...

Public hearings on a controversial and long-discussed rare earths and uranium mine in Greenland have been pushed back two weeks, but opponents of the...
How the Trump administration’s climate denial left its mark on the Arctic Council

How the Trump administration’s climate denial left its mark on the...

For decades, through political tumult and changing global allegiances, the Arctic Council went about its business, producing groundbreaking scientific reports and hammering out binding...
The US federal government has greenlighted the next phase of Nome’s port expansion

The US federal government has greenlighted the next phase of Nome’s...

Late last month, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, which authorizes — but not yet fund — a long-awaited expansion of...
Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Inside the U.S. Coast Guard’s unusual winter mission to the Arctic

Before noon on Christmas Day, the heavy icebreaker Polar Star reached the latitude of 72 degrees 11 minutes North — the furthest north a...
US regulators propose habitat protections for Alaska’s threatened ice seals

US regulators propose habitat protections for Alaska’s threatened ice seals

Eight years after ringed and bearded seals were granted Endangered Species Act protections, the federal government has released its plans to designate critical habitat...
Alaska agency signs a right-of-way agreement for a controversial Arctic mining road

Alaska agency signs a right-of-way agreement for a controversial Arctic mining...

Two days after it submitted nearly all the bids in a much-anticipated but industry-shunned oil lease sale for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an...
US Marines arriving in northern Norway see a spike in COVID-19 cases

US Marines arriving in northern Norway see a spike in COVID-19...

More than 1,000 U.S. Marines are joining other NATO forces to take part in this year's Joint Viking exercises at Setermoen in Northern Norway...
Trump administration holds oil lease sale for Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday

Trump administration holds oil lease sale for Alaska wildlife refuge Wednesday

The Trump administration on Wednesday will open bids for oil and gas drilling leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, despite tepid interest from...
US federal judge denies effort to stop drilling auction in Arctic refuge

US federal judge denies effort to stop drilling auction in Arctic...

A federal judge in Alaska ruled late on Tuesday that the Trump administration's planned auction of oil drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife...