US Arctic officials don’t expect big policy changes with Trump presidency

US Arctic officials don’t expect big policy changes with Trump presidency

Federal agencies that manage Arctic and climate matters were in turmoil Thursday, as Department of State websites that formerly distributed climate-science information went dark and...
Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

Norway says it proved Russian GPS interference during NATO exercises

OSLO — Norway has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted global positioning system signals during recent NATO war games, and has demanded an explanation...
U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military warns against Russian Arctic expansion

U.S. military officials have upped their rhetoric on Russia’s activities in the Arctic.In statements made before the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Senate,...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia plans to lay trans-Arctic fiber cable linking military installations

Russia is planning to lay a fiber-optic line that will provide state-of-the art tele- and data communication to all military bases and installations across the...
US rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

US rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

WASHINGTON — The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role...
Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

Norwegian government proposes an end to Svalbard coal mines

The Norwegian government proposes liquidating coal mining operations in Svea and Lunckefjell mines on Svalbard and wants to clean up the mines in 2018."Following...
In Iceland, center-right Independence Party is given mandate to form new government

In Iceland, center-right Independence Party is given mandate to form new...

The leader of Iceland’s Independence Party, Bjarni Benediktsson, will be given first crack of the whip at forming a new national government.Benediktsson was invited...
Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House GOP cuts

Funding for a long-awaited US heavy icebreaker is target of House...

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives' Appropriations committee approved its Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2019 — and funding for a...
Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

Russian buildup worries Norway before big NATO military exercise

NY-AALESUND, Norway — On the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the sun does not rise for four months of the year and it is so...