More from: Arctic

As the open-water season becomes longer in the Arctic, little is known about how increasing vessel traffic affects marine mammals, but a new study is shedding some light.
July 03, 2018
A €85 million Norwegian research project is to help explore the northernmost parts of the Barents Sea. «We have big need for more knowledge about these areas», the University of Tromsø says.
September 14, 2017
The Zvezda yard in the Russian Far East will build a fleet of unique new icebreakers for state oil company Rosneft.
September 08, 2017
As Russian Arctic ice shrinks to this year’s lowest, a big number of ships are moving in.
September 06, 2017
The abandoned polar station at the Hooker Island will be turned into a facility for visiting tourists.
September 05, 2017
The order is signed: The nuclear-powered icebreaker «Soviet Union» will be cut up and recycled.
September 01, 2017
Ambitions are sky-high, but much hinges on private investments.
August 31, 2017
Peace and stability, environment and cooperation over Arctic oil and gas resources were key issues as Russian security boss Nikolay Patrushev invited guests from abroad to Sabetta.
August 31, 2017
In a move to decentralise state agencies out of Stockholm, Arctic coordination goes north to the town where the country’s fleet of icebreakers have homeport.
August 30, 2017
Expanding oil industry and military activities could harm the UNESCO-protected island, experts say.
August 24, 2017
Loaded with Norwegian gas, Russia’s new LNG carrier «Christophe de Margerie» makes it across the Arctic shipping route in 6,5 days.
August 23, 2017
Trial runs might start in 2020, the biggest South Korean shipping company says.
August 22, 2017
On Monday, «Xue Long» is doing research in the Norwegian Sea, sailing a back-and-forth pat half-way between Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen.
August 21, 2017
Boom-town Sabetta in the Yamal Peninsula sees a doubling in the number of air passengers. Up to 400.000 people could take-off and land on site in 2017
August 11, 2017
Highly priced and difficult to get. Cloudberries are not only the delicious tasting magic symbol of the north, it is also some of the healthiest thing you can eat.
August 10, 2017
The American space research agency joins efforts with the Norwegian Mapping Authority in developing a new earth observation station in the Norwegian Arctic.
August 08, 2017
Average sea ice extent for the month of July ended up the fifth lowest since satellite records began in 1979, according to the latest report released by the Colorado-based National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
August 07, 2017
17 passenger vessels are Monday sailing in the waters around Svalbard. Next year will be even more crowded.
August 07, 2017
The more than 100 year old remains of the U.S. expedition are about to be washed into the Arctic ocean.
August 04, 2017
Canada’s Supreme Court has quashed a major energy exploration project in Canada’s eastern Arctic saying Inuit were insufficiently consulted.
July 26, 2017
Gas pipes supplying Europe run right over swelling Yamal tundra which is deeply unstable to the release of underground methane.
July 26, 2017
The country’s government wants to make the untouched areas of the Taymyr Peninsula a new and exclusive destination.
July 17, 2017
Another ten shiploads will soon be heading to Russia’s Arctic port of Sabetta and then sent thousands of kilometres up great river Ob for delivery near the border to Kazakhstan.
July 14, 2017
The country’s Ministry of Economic Development wanted 209 billion rubles (€3.1 billion) for the new national Arctic Program. It might get only 12 billion (€177 million).
July 05, 2017
It will look at possible economic benefits and be made in cooperation with Norwegian transport authorities, says Finnish Transport and Communications Minister Anne Berner.
July 04, 2017