China is accelerating its pace in Arctic exploration by publishing its first guide to sailing through the Northern Sea Route.

Greenpeace’s vessel «Arctic Sunrise» has been released after nearly nine months of detention in Murmansk, following the organization’s demonstration against Arctic drilling in the Pechora Sea last fall.

Scientists from around the world have launched a new website which makes information about permafrost in the Arctic available to all. 

The Russian Federal Space Agency Roskosmos will open several centers for receiving and processing data from Earth remote sensing satellites in order to support Arctic development.

Permafrost may be mostly invisible underground, but the consequences of its thawing will be anything but.

Russian nuclear power company Rosatom proposes to turn retired nuclear-powered icebreakers into drifting research stations.

Chinese sailor Guo Chuan completed the journey from Murmansk to the Bering Strait one day ahead of schedule.

Keeping a balance between extraction of resources and conservation of the fragile ecosystem is a key priority for Russia, President Vladimir Putin says.

State company Rosneft spends more than 120 million rubles on studies of the Russian polar bear.

Scientists have found a previously unknown giant virus in the permafrost of Siberia, a discovery they say is worrying at a time when such frozen soils are rapidly thawing.

The U.S. Coast Guard vessel Healy became the first U.S. surface ship to reach the North Pole unaccompanied. 

TROMSØ: The difficult situation elsewhere in the world has not spread to the Arctic, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says as he officially opens the new Arctic Economic Council Secretariat.

Russian scientists are disappointed that a planned Norwegian-Russian polar bear inventory was cancelled because of lack of good will from Russian authorities. 

Arctic sea ice was melting faster than usual in August. This year’s minimum sea ice extent is likely to be the third or fourth lowest in the satellite record. 

Two Norwegian researchers have crisscrossed the great underwater Arctic structure and obtained unique information about its geology.