Finnish Border Guard could be authorized to counter hybrid warfare

Finnish Border Guard could be authorized to counter hybrid warfare

New legislation could extend the ability of Finland's Border Guard to oppose unconventional threats. "Hybrid threats typically escalate very quickly and are difficult to anticipate,"...
Nunavut’s suicide action plan to fund local, grassroots initiatives

Nunavut’s suicide action plan to fund local, grassroots initiatives

A five-year plan for suicide prevention in Nunavut is calling on communities to take action. So instead of direction, the Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik...
Rosneft finds oil off Russia’s East Arctic coast

Rosneft finds oil off Russia’s East Arctic coast

Drilling in the Gulf of Khatanga by the Laptev Sea indicates significant resources, Russian state oil company Rosneft says. It is the first-ever drilling in Russian...
Outmigration of women from Alaska villages linked to social problems

Outmigration of women from Alaska villages linked to social problems

The disproportionate outmigration of women from Arctic Alaska communities can lead to numerous social issues, according to new research presented last month. “However, the...
Norwegian ‘slow-TV’ follows reindeer herd to the coast

Norwegian ‘slow-TV’ follows reindeer herd to the coast

A weeklong 24/7 live broadcast is set to follow a Sami herder family and almost 1,500 reindeer from winter to summer pastures. Starting Monday evening, a...
Ottawa silent on protecting Arctic’s North Water polynya from toxic space junk

Ottawa silent on protecting Arctic’s North Water polynya from toxic space...

As the European Space Agency launches more rockets into space this year, a group of students in British Columbia are sending out an S.O.S...
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Hi there! It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been more than five months since we unveiled Arctic Now at October’s Arctic Circle Assembly...
Russia looks to add new nuclear icebreaking capacity

Russia looks to add new nuclear icebreaking capacity

Russia is aiming to add three more nuclear icebreakers, two LK-60Ya-class and one LK-100Ya-class, in addition to the three LK-60Ya-class currently under construction, announced...
Russian military plane crashes near Tiksi, injuring 32

Russian military plane crashes near Tiksi, injuring 32

MOSCOW -- The Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as...
Texting in Alaska Native languages? It just got easier thanks to a new app.

Texting in Alaska Native languages? It just got easier thanks to...

Two Alaska brothers are bringing Alaska Native languages further into the digital world. Reid and Grant Magdanz launched an iPhone app last week called Chert. It...