Iceland’s center-right parties agree to form government; EU vote eyed

Iceland’s center-right parties agree to form government; EU vote eyed

REYKJAVIK — Iceland's center-right Independence, Reform and Bright Future parties have agreed to form a coalition government and will give parliament a vote on whether...
Slowing Arctic warming called the only hope for polar bears in the long term

Slowing Arctic warming called the only hope for polar bears in...

Just days before the inauguration of a new president who has dismissed climate change as a hoax, the Obama administration has released a broad...
Republicans in Congress seeking ways to undo Obama administration restrictions on Arctic drilling

Republicans in Congress seeking ways to undo Obama administration restrictions on...

WASHINGTON — Alaska’s congressional delegation is aiming to find whatever options are available to roll back President Barack Obama’s restrictions on Arctic drilling —...
Obama administration moves to protect some of the most remote areas of Arctic and sub-Arctic Alaska

Obama administration moves to protect some of the most remote areas...

President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration may be nearing, but that doesn't mean President Barack Obama's Interior Department is finished making decisions about the future of...
Independence party-led government in the pipeline for Iceland

Independence party-led government in the pipeline for Iceland

The most recent twist in Iceland's governmental crisis following the elections is that the Independence Party, the Restoration party and Bright Future are officially...
Tillerson might help Alaska’s gas project despite brittle relations with governor

Tillerson might help Alaska’s gas project despite brittle relations with governor

Alaska could benefit if Congress confirms ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as the next secretary of state despite Tillerson’s tense relations with Gov. Bill Walker...
Nunavut disappointed in Trudeau’s “spur of the moment” plans for Arctic

Nunavut disappointed in Trudeau’s “spur of the moment” plans for Arctic

Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not consult territorial leaders before announcing new plans for the Arctic Dec. 20 that...
How the renewal of diplomatic ties between China and Norway could affect the Arctic

How the renewal of diplomatic ties between China and Norway could...

On Monday, Norway and China normalized diplomatic relations for the first time since 2010, when they were been frozen following the award of the Nobel...
Norway’s PM to reshuffle cabinet ahead of election year: report

Norway’s PM to reshuffle cabinet ahead of election year: report

OSLO — Norway's Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg will reshuffle her cabinet on Tuesday, replacing at least three ministers nine months before the next general...
Canada’s national Inuit group likes Trudeau’s approach to reconciliation

Canada’s national Inuit group likes Trudeau’s approach to reconciliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that his government will create permanent bilateral policy structures for each of the three national Indigenous organizations comes...