Eye on the Arctic

TROMSØ, NORWAY: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ruptured Arctic cooperation and raised questions about the ongoing impacts on everything from northern communities to climate science. But as Europe races to decouple itself from Russian energy, the accelerated green shift may have positive impacts for the North, Norway’s Climate and Environment Minister said on Wednesday.
May 12, 2022
Two months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended cooperation at the Arctic Council, which Russia currently chairs, the seven other member states are working on a plan forward, circumpolar officials told an international conference on Monday.
May 10, 2022
As Russia continued its second day of attacks on Ukraine, the ambassadors of Sweden and Finland have pulled out of an upcoming Arctic conference in Canada where Russian officials are also scheduled to attend.
February 26, 2022
Deep within Svalbard’s permafrost, 10 gene banks from around the world are set to deposit their seeds into the Global Seed Vault on Monday, including one from the first organization that made a withdrawal from the facility.
February 15, 2022
Two United Nations human rights experts urged the Swedish government on Thursday not to issue a license for an iron ore mine in Lapland, home to the Indigenous Sami people.
February 11, 2022
Russia and China agreed to continue cooperating on “the sustainable development of the Arctic” as part of a deep strategic partnership.
February 04, 2022
As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sub-committee meeting on ship design (SDC 8) and construction got underway this week, a group of international NGOs is calling for the maritime industry to do more to reduce underwater noise disturbances to marine life.
January 18, 2022
Thawing permafrost across the circumpolar North is posing an increased risk to transport and transportation infrastructure, and if left unchecked, could lead to tens of billions of dollars in extra costs, says a team of international researchers.
January 13, 2022
From rain on Greenland’s ice sheet to the browning of the eastern Siberian tundra, climate change is continuing to transform the Arctic in dramatic ways, says the Arctic Report Card 2021 released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
December 15, 2021
The Arctic Council, and international forum made up of the world’s eight northern countries, wrapped up their two-day meeting in Salekhard, Russia on Thursday.
December 03, 2021