U.S. Navy submarines surface near the North Pole as a major Arctic exercise gets underway

U.S. Navy submarines surface near the North Pole as a major...

ICEX 2020, a multi-national military exercise in the Arctic led by the U.S. Navy, began on March 4 with five nations and more than...
Norway’s new F-35 scrambled for first time to meet Russian anti-sub aircraft

Norway’s new F-35 scrambled for first time to meet Russian anti-sub...

A pair of Norwegian F-35 fighter jets from Ørland air base and two F-16s from Bodø followed two Russian Tu-142s and one MiG-31 over...
Finland will put climate first in its next Arctic policy

Finland will put climate first in its next Arctic policy

Finland has said that the next iteration of its Arctic policy will take a long-term perspective on the region by pushing for economic development...
Putin signs Russia’s new Arctic master plan

Putin signs Russia’s new Arctic master plan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the nation's new Arctic strategy, which includes its main objectives, priorities and tasks in the region, as well...
Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

The Government of Nunavut has so far spent just over $5 million to deal with the ransomware attack that knocked out its computers on Nov....
The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal...

There are few green lights on the track towards a possible new railway supposed to link shipping of cargo from Asia, via the Arctic,...
Wall Street backs away from Arctic drilling amid Alaska political heat

Wall Street backs away from Arctic drilling amid Alaska political heat

ANCHORAGE — Wells Fargo and Co has become third big U.S. bank to publicly announce it will no longer invest in Arctic oil drilling.The...
16,000 NATO soldiers kickstart Norwegian Arctic war games in sub-freezing temperatures

16,000 NATO soldiers kickstart Norwegian Arctic war games in sub-freezing temperatures

Temperatures were dropping to below minus 20 degrees celsius in parts of northern Norway as up to 16,000 troops from 10 countries started the...
Denning polar bears need better protection from Alaska oil development, scientists say

Denning polar bears need better protection from Alaska oil development, scientists...

For the oil industry, safe operations on Alaska’s North Slope require avoidance of polar bears. But for more than a decade, a new study...
U.S. military to cooperate with SpaceX to overcome Arctic communication blackout

U.S. military to cooperate with SpaceX to overcome Arctic communication blackout

The U.S. Northern Command, which contains the North American Arctic, is seeking $130 million in funding for fiscal year 2021 for polar communications experiments in cooperation...