Russian military plants a flag on the nation’s northernmost point

Russian military plants a flag on the nation’s northernmost point

A military expedition has installed a Russian flag on Cape Fligeli, the northernmost piece of land in the Russian Arctic.Located at 81.5 degrees North,...
When the U.S. Navy ended its climate task force, Arctic issues were sidelined too, experts say

When the U.S. Navy ended its climate task force, Arctic issues...

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy quietly stood down Task Force Climate Change, the decade-long mission to understand and plan for rapid environmental changes...
Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea oil company

Why Alaska’s Arctic is so important to a Papua New Guinea...

MELBOURNE — With a giant gas project expansion in the tropical highlands of remote Papua New Guinea bogged down by politics, the country's biggest...
Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Germany’s Arctic policy ​​​​​​​calls for more restrictions in the region

Nordic prime ministers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted widening cooperation between the five Nordic countries and Germany in Reykjavik, Iceland, last month, just as Germany’s...
As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn of military capabilities

As China seeks to expand Arctic satellite coverage, some experts warn...

China's Ministry of Transport is dispatching a team to measure and optimize the country’s communications capabilities in Arctic waters along Russia’s coastline. The team will be...
In Iceland visit, Pence says China and Russia are increasingly active in the Arctic

In Iceland visit, Pence says China and Russia are increasingly active...

REYKJAVIK — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Iceland on Wednesday that Russia and China were increasingly active across the...
Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic city?

Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic...

Marred by population decline and strained economy, Murmansk hopes it can stir growth by building of new futuristic and fancy city quarters on the...
India and Russia target $30 billion in trade by 2025, announce new energy deals

India and Russia target $30 billion in trade by 2025, announce...

VLADIVOSTOK — India and Russia are targeting $30 billion of annual trade by 2025, India's foreign secretary said on Wednesday as a string of...
Why Russia is taking another look at Svalbard oil-drilling samples from 1975

Why Russia is taking another look at Svalbard oil-drilling samples from...

Almost 50 years after Soviet oilmen drilled in the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the Russian government has commissioned a new analysis of those...
A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket launch could release debris into Nunavut waters

A Russian rocket, powered by toxic fuel, launched a satellite into orbit around the polar regions on Friday morning.The Government of Nunavut said this...