Investors scrutinize a Norwegian company’s plan to mine quartz on Sámi grazing land

Investors scrutinize a Norwegian company’s plan to mine quartz on Sámi...

OSLO — Two shareholders in Norwegian silicon producer Elkem are pressing the company to respect the rights of indigenous Sámi reindeer herders who object...
Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its first voyage

Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its...

The Royal Canadian Navy's Arctic and offshore patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf returned to its home port of Halifax on Thursday, after circumnavigating the...
Russia complains of Norwegian navy’s visit to Svalbard

Russia complains of Norwegian navy’s visit to Svalbard

A recent visit by a Royal Norwegian Navy ship to Svalbard is the latest step by Oslo in a series of successive actions to...
Nunavut MP calls for mental health and housing support in Inuktitut House of Commons speech

Nunavut MP calls for mental health and housing support in Inuktitut...

Nunavut MP Lori Idlout called on the federal government to offer more housing and better mental health support in her home territory in her...
Moscow aims to enhance presence in Svalbard as part of hybrid strategy, expert warns

Moscow aims to enhance presence in Svalbard as part of hybrid...

Diplomatic voices are louder and warships sail closer. Svalbard is increasing in strategic importance for Russia — as it is for Norway, which has sovereignty over the...
Canadian military plans to move Iqaluit water operation indoors

Canadian military plans to move Iqaluit water operation indoors

The Canadian military is planning to move its suspended reverse osmosis water purification operation in Iqaluit indoors, says Maj. Susan Magill. The Canadian Armed Forces...
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 new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

Revulsion over the devastating poaching of elephants in Africa has had an unintended victim, say Alaska Native groups: the legal and economically important trade...
Alaska agency commits to more spending on Arctic refuge oil plans

Alaska agency commits to more spending on Arctic refuge oil plans

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska state agency that holds oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has committed to spending more money to develop...
A key Arctic Alaska port expansion gets $250 million in federal funding

A key Arctic Alaska port expansion gets $250 million in federal...

The project to expand and deepen a key port in Arctic Alaska will get a $250 million boost in federal funding from recently passed...