Canada, Denmark agree on a landmark deal over disputed Hans Island

Canada, Denmark agree on a landmark deal over disputed Hans Island

With a single sweeping deal, Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark have resolved a 51-year-old territorial dispute over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have spillover effects in the Arctic

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have spillover effects in the Arctic

Now that Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, it’s clear that the attack will have serious spillover effects in the Arctic, observers...
Russia issues largest ever warning zone in Norwegian part of the Barents Sea

Russia issues largest ever warning zone in Norwegian part of the...

A NOTAM, or Notice to Airmen issued by Russian authorities for this week warning of an "impact Area for Russian missiles" covers an unusually...
Arctic Council nations are ‘pausing’ work after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Arctic Council nations are ‘pausing’ work after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Seven of eight Arctic nations said Wednesday they are “pausing” the work of the Arctic Council, the top intergovernmental forum in the region, in...
What the new defense spending bill could mean for the Arctic

What the new defense spending bill could mean for the Arctic

The $768 billion defense spending bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week, has numerous Arctic-focused provisions, including an Arctic defense strategy, funding for...
US military aircraft with four on board crashes in Arctic Norway

US military aircraft with four on board crashes in Arctic Norway

UPDATE: All four people aboard the aircraft were killed in the crash, local authorities said Saturday. OSLO — A U.S. military aircraft with four people...
A new Arctic fiber project aims to link Asia and Europe via the Northwest Passage

A new Arctic fiber project aims to link Asia and Europe...

A group of companies is planning an ambitious new fiber-optic cable connecting Europe and East Asia through the Arctic. The Finnish telecom company Cinia, along...
A huge Alaska caribou herd’s population is again in decline

A huge Alaska caribou herd’s population is again in decline

One of the largest caribou herds in North America has declined by nearly a quarter in the past two years, hitting a population level...
Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

With 2021 dominated by pandemic-related travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, the number of of travelers across the Norwegian-Russian border reached record lows. “The total...
For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer service means more health risks

For some Alaska villages, the lack of modern water and sewer...

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health disparities long endured in many Alaska Native villages. Now, informed by the lessons of the pandemic, Alaskans are...