Russia protests after Norway detains trawler near Svalbard

Russia protests after Norway detains trawler near Svalbard

MOSCOW/OSLO — Russia on Friday said it had filed a protest to Oslo after Norwegian Coast Guard officials detained a Russian trawler near Svalbard...
After 11 COVID-19 infections, Greenland plans to slowly reopen Nuuk

After 11 COVID-19 infections, Greenland plans to slowly reopen Nuuk

With no community transmission of COVID-19 in Nuuk, it will be possible to start reopening Greenland’s capital city, Prime Minister Kim Kielsen and chief...
OneWeb bankruptcy leaves plans for Arctic satellite broadband In limbo

OneWeb bankruptcy leaves plans for Arctic satellite broadband In limbo

OneWeb, a global communications company with the goal of providing high-speed broadband internet to “everyone, everywhere,” announced plans to bring reliable, low-latency high speed...
Russia activates a new S-300 air defense unit in the Arctic

Russia activates a new S-300 air defense unit in the Arctic

For the past decade Russia has been engaged in modernizing and upgrading existing Arctic bases and building new ones. It now maintains a network of...
With past deadly epidemics in mind, Alaska Native villages impose strict new travel limits

With past deadly epidemics in mind, Alaska Native villages impose strict...

Stressed by limits to local medical services and scarred by a history of deadly disease epidemics, communities in rural Alaska are imposing a series...
Nunavut bans entry of most non-residents, requires returning residents to self-isolate before flight

Nunavut bans entry of most non-residents, requires returning residents to self-isolate...

Starting one minute before midnight on Tuesday, March 24, only Nunavut residents and critical workers will be allowed to enter the territory.Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s...
Russia tests air defense system in Novaya Zemlya, as US and Norwegian warplanes train together in the North

Russia tests air defense system in Novaya Zemlya, as US and...

Shortly after NATO forces this week conducted a historical operation with two U.S. B-2 stealth bombers and three Norwegian F-35 fighter jets in the North Atlantic,...
As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage natural isolation to fight the disease

As Greenland reports its first COVID-19 case, Nuuk hopes to leverage...

A day after Greenland reported its first case of COVID-19, that country’s authorities said they will temporarily halt all non-emergency domestic and international air...
Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Russian National Guard takes over Arctic seaport security

Nine seaports in the Russian Arctic will be protected by the National Guard over the course of the year, the force's head Viktor Zolotov...
How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...