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.

Lethal radioactive Strontium-90 source used to power lighthouse likely washed out in the sea north of the Taimyr Peninsula.

Russia is building an armada of new icebreakers which will substantially strengthen its presence in Arctic waters.

After four years of increased use of the Northern Sea Route by vessels going in transit between Europe and Asia, 2014 saw a steep downturn. The amount of cargo transported in transit dropped 77 percent compared to last year.

The Russian continental shelf stretches beyond the North Pole, the Russian government asserts. The country this week submitted its renewed claims for the Arctic shelf to the UN Continental Shelf Commission.

The European Union was snubbed once again at the ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Iqaluit, Canada last month.

One of the leading authorities on the physics of northern seas is predicting an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2020.

A piece of the High North is up for sale and, with many countries looking for an “in” to the Arctic, it may not be on the market for long.

The population on Svalbard still differs from that on the Norwegian mainland. Being a community traditionally based on mining, the male surplus is still stable and small households are more common.

DIKSON: Anastasia and Svetlana feel safe when the dogs are playing with them. Just hours before we arrived to this Russian Arctic outpost, a young polar bear tried to enter a house and attacked a man. More polar bears walk the street of Dikson as climate changes shrink the sea ice earlier in the season.

The “Yong Sheng” is the first ever container-transporting vessel sailing transit along the Northern Sea Route

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

REYKJAVIK: Iceland and Germany are cooperating on building an ice-free, deep-water harbour that can be a hub for Arctic shipping and petroleum activity.

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