US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

US Navy plans to send surface vessels through the Arctic

The United States Navy is drawing up plans to send multiple surface vessels through the Arctic Ocean this summer, signaling a potential change in...
Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Busting the 2,000-acre myth about drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

The recent Republican tax bill, signed into law by President Trump, calls for two oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the Northern Sea Route

Russia sets out stringent new rules for foreign ships on the...

The Russian government has elaborated a set of rules for foreign naval vessels sailing on the Northern Sea Route, according to Izvestia. The newspaper has...
Norway won’t participate in a major European NATO exercise next year

Norway won’t participate in a major European NATO exercise next year

NATO’s northernmost country, with a direct border to Russia’s militarized Kola Peninsula relies heavily on allied reinforcements, but lacks capacity to join when its...
Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change.With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is struggling to get on board

As Greenland’s plans to build new airports gather momentum, Denmark is...

When it comes to the future of Greenland’s economy, there are two things lawmakers in Nuuk and in Copenhagen can agree on.The first is...
Russian warships hold drills in Bering Sea in huge military exercise

Russian warships hold drills in Bering Sea in huge military exercise

MOSCOW — Russian warships held drills in the Bering Sea which separates Russia from Alaska, part of Moscow's biggest military maneuvers since the fall...
Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russian Navy commandos boarded a cargo vessel on Northern Sea Route

Russia’s Northern Fleet has stopped a ship suspected of violating sailing regulations in the remote Arctic waters of the Northern Sea Route. It is...
For the first time ever, an Arctic Council ministerial meeting has ended without a joint declaration

For the first time ever, an Arctic Council ministerial meeting has...

A meeting of all eight Arctic foreign ministers, including U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Russia's Sergei Lavrov, ended on Tuesday in Rovaniemi,...
A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final approval

A decade on, a Greenland rare-earths mine is close to final...

A decision on whether to permit mining at one of the world’s largest deposits of rare-earth elements has moved to its final stage after...