Russia’s Severnaya Zemlya archipelago could be renamed after Czar Nikolai II

Russia’s Severnaya Zemlya archipelago could be renamed after Czar Nikolai II

Some powerful voices in Russia are arguing that the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago should be renamed after the last ruler of the Russian Empire, Czar...
A sudden sin-tax increase has sparked protests in Nuuk

A sudden sin-tax increase has sparked protests in Nuuk

Protesters in Nuuk and Copenhagen have called for Greenland's government, Naalakkersuisut, to step down over sudden increases in excises taxes on a wide range of...
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...
The U.S. Navy ups its Arctic engagement, sending ships north and establishing a temporary presence in Iceland

The U.S. Navy ups its Arctic engagement, sending ships north and...

The U.S. Navy continues to step up its Arctic engagement, sending one cruiser and three destroyers into North Atlantic waters, and establishing a temporary...
Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences are worth it

Meet the researcher who wants to find out whether Arctic conferences...

The last panel ended, the conference center Harpa grew quiet, and the Arctic Circle Assembly concluded another year. But how effective was it — and...
Norway nuclear monitor backtracks on theory of second Arctic Russia blast

Norway nuclear monitor backtracks on theory of second Arctic Russia blast

OSLO (Reuters) - Reports of a second blast from a deadly Russian rocket engine test in the White Sea may be wrong, and the...
Inuit leaders condemn Arctic Council’s lack of consensus on climate change

Inuit leaders condemn Arctic Council’s lack of consensus on climate change

After the 2019 Arctic Council ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland concluded without a joint declaration for the first time, the Inuit Circumpolar Council had...
U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic season underway with station opened at Kotzebue

The U.S. Coast Guard has set up its summer shop in Arctic Alaska, establishing a seasonal base of operations at Kotzebue, a hub community...
The US is fighting against climate change language in Arctic Council declaration, reports say

The US is fighting against climate change language in Arctic Council...

As the Arctic Council prepares to convene its biennial ministerial meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland next week, representatives from the United States have clashed with...
Copenhagen approves a US consulate in Nuuk

Copenhagen approves a US consulate in Nuuk

A U.S. request to re-establish a permanent diplomatic presence in Greenland has been approved by the Danish foreign ministry.  Sermitsiaq.AG, a Greenlandic news outlet, reports that the...