The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The only working US heavy icebreaker catches fire returning from Antarctica

The crew of the Polar Star, the only operable U.S. heavy polar icebreaker, had completed this season's annual resupply mission to Antarctica despite a...
A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000 foreign soldiers

A winter weather exercise will see northern Sweden host some 7,000...

Winter warfare capabilities will be in focus when the military exercise Northern Wind kicks off in Sweden's Norrbotten county in March.The exercise takes place...
Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

Two U.S. bills could advance American presence in the Arctic

A pair of bills due to be introduced in Congress later this year could help strengthen the United States’ role in the Arctic, say...
Norway will send top minister duo to high-level Russian conference with aim of furthering Arctic dialogue

Norway will send top minister duo to high-level Russian conference with...

Norway's prime minister and foreign minister will both attend a high-level Arctic meeting in Russia this spring, signaling a potential political thaw between the two...
Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the Arctic

Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the...

Canada is looking to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle from Germany, while Russian defense manufacturer Kalashnikov and the country’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects have launched...
Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped its climate policy and plan

Alaska’s new governor has dismissed the state’s climate team and scrapped...

The state of Alaska no longer has an official strategy for addressing climate change.With an administrative order issued on Feb. 21, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...
A breakthrough in an Alaska cold-case murder shines a light on violence against Indigenous women in the Arctic

A breakthrough in an Alaska cold-case murder shines a light on...

On April 26, 1993, the body of a young woman was found in a bathroom at University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Sophie Sergie, a 20-year-old Yupik...
A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s Arctic

A mothballed drone prototype from Germany could one day patrol Canada’s...

BERLIN — The German Defense Ministry is evaluating a bid from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been parked at a...
Nominated or not, Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Prize, backers say

Nominated or not, Arctic Council deserves a Nobel Prize, backers say

There are 304 candidates for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Is the Arctic Council again one of them?Unless it is named as the winner...
Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making the Arctic more central to EU policy

Spurred by Chinese and Russian activity, EU President Juncker is making...

Just as it is in Russia and in China, the Arctic is rapidly rising to the top of the political agenda of the European...