Trump administration approves oil leasing in Alaska wildlife refuge

Trump administration approves oil leasing in Alaska wildlife refuge

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday finalized a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, putting it...
Trump administration approves plans for a huge new North Slope oil project

Trump administration approves plans for a huge new North Slope oil...

The Trump administration has endorsed a development plan for what would be the westernmost producing oil and gas field on Alaska’s North Slope. The Bureau...
Inuit org stays silent as Canada reviews the sale of an Arctic gold mine to a Chinese company

Inuit org stays silent as Canada reviews the sale of an...

The fate of the sale of TMAC Resources Inc. to Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. may not be known until early in 2021. SD Gold,...
How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

How coronavirus cancellations could change the way Arctic dialogue is conducted

The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest international gathering on the Arctic held in Reykjavik every fall, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...
Russia’s Nornickel no longer needs shareholder agreement, says co-owner

Russia’s Nornickel no longer needs shareholder agreement, says co-owner

MOSCOW — An eight-year-old shareholder agreement signed by Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel's major owners has become a relic of the past which the...
Russian Indigenous groups ask Elon Musk not to buy battery metals from Nornickel

Russian Indigenous groups ask Elon Musk not to buy battery metals...

Citing pollution damage to the homelands of Russian Indigenous peoples, the Aborigen Forum, a network of independent experts, activists and Indigenous organizations are calling...
Most US Marines based in Norway will leave this fall

Most US Marines based in Norway will leave this fall

Since 2017 a force of about 700 U.S. Marines has been permanently stationed in Norway on a rotational basis, many of them in the...
The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy

The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has...

Canada’s first Arctic and offshore patrol ship is now in the hands of the Government of Canada. The future Harry DeWolf, the first new Royal...
Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred to an Alaska Native corporation

Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred...

A strategic sliver of land newly transferred from the federal government to Native ownership is being touted as an important element of future safety...
Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

A new bill introduced in Congress would forbid any oil-related development within a mile of polar bear denning habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife...