Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

Many questions remain on proposed Arctic rail link

In recent years, Finland has proposed the construction of a railway from Kirkenes, Norway to Rovaniemi, Finland, a proposal that was well received on...
Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Why Russia is likely to remain cooperative in the Arctic

Sometimes there is much solace in cool analysis. Listen to this: Russia is likely to continue as an active and willing partner in the...
Nunavut Inuit group joins call for Arctic ban on heavy fuel oil

Nunavut Inuit group joins call for Arctic ban on heavy fuel...

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunavut-wide Inuit organization, has joined in the push for Canada to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic waters.This fuel, a...
Reflecting local fears of increased attacks, Nunavut’s new draft polar bear plan boosts quotas

Reflecting local fears of increased attacks, Nunavut’s new draft polar bear...

The Government of Nunavut’s draft proposal for managing polar bear harvesting might not be popular outside the territory, but it reflects the experience of...
Joining Finland, Norway says Russia may have jammed GPS signal in Arctic

Joining Finland, Norway says Russia may have jammed GPS signal in...

OSLO — Russia was the likely culprit behind the disruption of GPS navigation signals over northern Scandinavia during recent NATO military exercises, Norway's defense...
Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new survey finds

Americans still aren’t fully embracing the nation’s Arctic identity, a new...

In the past three years, the United States has chaired the eight-nation Arctic Council, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Arctic...
Finland’s PM suggests Russia could be responsible for GPS jamming during NATO war games

Finland’s PM suggests Russia could be responsible for GPS jamming during...

HELSINKI/MOSCOW — Finland's GPS signal was intentionally disrupted during NATO war games in the Nordic countries over the past few weeks and the culprit...
A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed bank to highlight crop diversity

A cult German board game teams up with the Svalbard seed...

ROME — A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle...
Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

Akademik Ioffe grounding prompts Nunavut legislator to call for better safeguards

The Nunavut MLA who represents Kugaaruk, Emiliano Qirngnuq, is worried about the risks associated with Arctic cruise ship tourism.Qirngnuq’s concerns are prompted by the...
Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government.She is chairman of Iceland’s...