16,000 NATO soldiers kickstart Norwegian Arctic war games in sub-freezing temperatures

16,000 NATO soldiers kickstart Norwegian Arctic war games in sub-freezing temperatures

Temperatures were dropping to below minus 20 degrees celsius in parts of northern Norway as up to 16,000 troops from 10 countries started the...
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...
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...
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...
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...
Russian Embassy denies accusations of influence operations in Norway

Russian Embassy denies accusations of influence operations in Norway

On Monday, Norway’s Intelligence Service said Russia tries to fuel discord between the north and the south of the country. “Kremlin seeks to exploit any issue...
Russia is alarmed by a US Air Force visit to Norway’s Jan Mayen

Russia is alarmed by a US Air Force visit to Norway’s...

MOSCOW/OSLO — Russia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip that a U.S. Air Force unit took to a Norwegian Arctic outpost...
Russian influence operations work to fuel disagreements between north and south in Norway, says report

Russian influence operations work to fuel disagreements between north and south...

Russian influence campaigns are working to sow discord within Norway, and Arctic issues are a key focus of those efforts, according to a new...