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...
No more protected areas until after devolution, Nunavut premier tells Ottawa

No more protected areas until after devolution, Nunavut premier tells Ottawa

The Government of Nunavut won’t support any new marine protected areas, or any other federal conservation areas in the territory, until after a devolution...
JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic oil financing

JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic...

One of the largest U.S. financial institutions on Tuesday announced a sustainability policy that precludes any backing for new Arctic oil development.The new policy...
Svalbard’s ‘doomsday’ vault is set to welcome its 1 millionth crop seed variety

Svalbard’s ‘doomsday’ vault is set to welcome its 1 millionth crop...

OSLO — A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples will contain 1 million varieties with...
U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

U.S. Coast Guard announces plans for a third heavy icebreaker

Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the service has plans to build a third heavy icebreaker, and intends to...
Norway rejects Moscow’s claim it violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway rejects Moscow’s claim it violated Svalbard Treaty

OSLO — Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as...
Trump budget includes half a million dollars for a new Greenland consulate

Trump budget includes half a million dollars for a new Greenland...

The United States moved a step closer to establishing a consulate in Greenland's capital Nuuk with the federal budget proposal released last week by...
Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Developers push a grand plan for a Pechenga Bay port

Backers of an ambitious plan for a Russian Arctic port at Liinakhamari near the Norwegian border say the infrastructure could be in place in...
Iceland’s government looks to have a final say in big property deals

Iceland’s government looks to have a final say in big property...

Iceland’s prime minister is expected later this week to introduce legislation that would place final decision-making authority for large land purchases in the hands...