A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and tension in the region

A new U.S. Defense Department Arctic Strategy sees growing uncertainty and...

The United States' new Department of Defense (DoD) Arctic Strategy sees developments in the region as increasingly uncertain with “deepening and intensifying problematic strategic trends.” While...
How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last lines on its map

How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last...

In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the...
Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if it will be enough

Nome eyes a significant port expansion — but critics wonder if...

The city of Nome, located on Alaska's Seward Peninsula not far from the Bering Strait, has long been seen as a leading contender for...
Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with effects of warming

Alaska’s biggest city adopts a climate change plan to cope with...

The Trump administration has largely abandoned work to combat climate change at the federal government level, and Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, sworn into office...
Chinese firm withdraws bid for Greenland airport projects, reports Sermitsiaq

Chinese firm withdraws bid for Greenland airport projects, reports Sermitsiaq

COPENHAGEN — A Chinese state-owned company has withdrawn its bid to build two airport projects in Greenland, the Sermitsiaq newspaper reported on Tuesday citing...
Canada ratifies treaty to protect Arctic Ocean fisheries

Canada ratifies treaty to protect Arctic Ocean fisheries

Canada has ratified the agreement to prevent unregulated high seas fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean, bringing the treaty one step closer to coming...
High costs killed the dream of a Iqaluit-Labrador vehicle ferry, says Nunavut minister

High costs killed the dream of a Iqaluit-Labrador vehicle ferry, says...

Due to high construction costs, Iqaluit’s new deepsea port, now under construction, can’t accommodate a once-dreamed-of Iqaluit-Labrador vehicle ferry service, Lorne Kusugak, the minister...
The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the North Atlantic and nearby Arctic, is now operational

The US Navy’s revived 2nd Fleet, with a focus on the...

The U.S. Navy’s 2nd Fleet, revived last year to provide a bigger U.S. presence in the North Atlantic and Arctic, now has enough staff to...
Like Denmark and Russia, Canada says its extended continental shelf includes the North Pole

Like Denmark and Russia, Canada says its extended continental shelf includes...

Canada filed an extended continental shelf submission last week with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf that covers more than 460,000...
Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

Canadian Coast Guard to get two new Arctic patrol ships

The Canadian government will build two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships for its Coast Guard, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday.These ships...