How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...
Russia presents an ambitious 5-year plan for Arctic investment

Russia presents an ambitious 5-year plan for Arctic investment

Russia plans to invest some 5.5 trillion rubles (about €72 billion, or $82 billion) on regional infrastructure and natural resource development in the Arctic...
Novatek’s CEO warns of U.S. pressure against LNG transfer operations in Norway

Novatek’s CEO warns of U.S. pressure against LNG transfer operations in...

There is big politics in the air over Honningsvåg, the Norwegian Arctic town that now is hosting the grand ship-to-ship reloading scheme of Russian...
Norwegian legislature won’t halt order requiring herder to put down 275 reindeer

Norwegian legislature won’t halt order requiring herder to put down 275...

Jovsset Ánte Sara is currently the owner of a herd of 350 reindeer. However, it is increasingly likely that, by the end of the...
U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on Arctic security

U.S. Coast Guard launches its first satellites, with an eye on...

On Monday last week, the U.S. Coast Guard launched its first satellites into space. By Tuesday, operators had already successfully detected signals from the...
U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

U.S. Coast Guard chief optimistic about icebreaker ship funding

WASHINGTON — The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said on...
Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report says

Arctic search-and-rescue efforts need better training, more Inuktut, Canadian Senate report...

Maritime search-and-rescue efforts in the Canadian Arctic need upgrades to radio communication systems, better training for volunteers and more Inuktut-speaking Coast Guard staff, a...
More military activity may spoil the Arctic’s atmosphere of collaboration, warns a Danish report

More military activity may spoil the Arctic’s atmosphere of collaboration, warns...

In the coming year, Danish security experts will be most concerned with Russian attempts to disrupt a planned general election through a similar pattern...
Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor travels to Arctic for swearing-in ceremony

Alaska’s new governor was sworn into office on Monday in Kotzebue, making him the state’s first governor to formally assume office above the Arctic...
How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

How Iceland harnesses hot springs to power year-round farming

HUSAVIK, Iceland — For half the year, the temperature on Pall Olafsson's remote farm in Iceland often dips below freezing and the sun barely...