Eye on the Arctic

A global increase in heatwaves, and the associated environmental conditions giving rise to longer and more intense wildfires, could negatively affect air quality and pollution levels in the decades ahead, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday in its Air Quality and Climate Bulletin.
September 12, 2022
A project established to gather statistics and assess the respect of Indigenous rights in Sapmi is an important step towards better understanding the situation for Saami in northern Europe, says the lawyer that worked on the project for the Saami Council.
September 01, 2022
Scientists on the German icebreaker Polarstern returned from a seven-week research trip this month, before the boat heads to the Antarctic at the end of the month.
August 25, 2022
Finland will host the defence ministers of Norway and Sweden on Thursday to talk about the “changing security environment” facing the Nordic countries.
August 25, 2022
Although it’s well known that climate change is having dramatic impacts on the North compared to elsewhere in the world, new research suggests that the Arctic is warming significantly more than we thought.
July 08, 2022
German icebreaker Polarstern left for a seven-week research trip on Tuesday were scientists will focus on ice and glaciers.
July 02, 2022
Funding for a program to educate students about Sami culture in Finland ended on June 30, and project leaders say due to the success of the project, they will now work to make the curriculum permanent.
July 01, 2022
Arctic security was among the top issues discussed at the Northern Group meeting in Reykjavik this week, the member countries’ defence ministers said in a joint statement.
June 10, 2022
The seven western countries on the Arctic Council said Wednesday they will resume work together on some of the forum’s projects, but without Russia.
June 08, 2022
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

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