How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

How Norway and Russia avoid conflict over Svalbard

In 1977, Norway established a maritime Fisheries Protection Zone (FPZ) around the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Norway avoided claiming an outright Exclusive Economic Zone...
Understanding climate change is key to Arctic diplomacy, experts say

Understanding climate change is key to Arctic diplomacy, experts say

Arctic diplomacy requires a deep understanding of climate change, researchers say — but scientists are struggling to predict and convey the unprecedented changes taking...
The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to Antarctica again

The only U.S. heavy icebreaker broke down on a mission to...

The Polar Star, the only operational U.S. heavy icebreaker, reached Antarctica on its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station on Jan. 17 — but...
Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

HELSINKI — Finland's moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor...
Western Nunavut is set to get a new marine surveillance system

Western Nunavut is set to get a new marine surveillance system

The western Nunavut community of Cambridge Bay is among seven coastal communities in Canada that will test out a new marine information system.The system,...
Norway isn’t happy with Gazprom-OMV asset swap deal, says energy minister

Norway isn’t happy with Gazprom-OMV asset swap deal, says energy minister

OSLO — Norway is not happy with an asset swap deal between Austria's OMV and Gazprom that would give the Russian gas giant access...
How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

How border wall hysteria continues to threaten to US icebreaker funds

It makes no sense to cut money for building a polar class icebreaker so that Congress can fund a U.S. border wall with Mexico.But...
Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Canadian Inuit organization says food harvesting should be a paid job

Country food harvesting must become a form of paid employment, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association said in a report released at its recent board meeting...
Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of war

Russia defense report lists Norway’s Svalbard policy as potential risk of...

Details from a Russian Defense Ministry report show that Moscow is not happy with Norway’s attempt to establish absolute national jurisdiction over Svalbard and...
Citing security concerns, Russia opposes US startup promising satellite internet to remote areas

Citing security concerns, Russia opposes US startup promising satellite internet to...

MOSCOW — Russia's state security agency is opposing a high-level deal for the U.S. OneWeb satellite startup to bring Internet access to remote parts...