IMO Polar Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

A historic milestone for marine safety and the protection of Arctic people and the marine environment in polar waters will be reached when the Interna[Full Text]


Three strikes for the President Obama's climate change plan

President Barack Obama has a new plan to fight global warming, and science is on his side, isn't it? No, not exactly. But wait, calculations show the [Full Text]


Obama doubles down on climate rule

The Obama administration on Sunday unveiled a tougher climate change rule for power plants, demanding that generators cut their carbon dioxide output [Full Text]


Egill Thor Nielsson and Bjarni Mar Magnusson:The Arctic five strike again

July 30, 2015 - 6:51am - By Egill Thor Nielsson and Dr Bjarni Mar MagnussonOn July 16 the so-called ‘Arctic five’ countries signed a “Declaration conc[Full Text]


You Can't Have Your Baked Alaska and Eat It Too

Victoria HerrmannToday, the phrase ‘Arctic energy’ has become synonymous with snowy oil rigs, icy ocean exploration, and Greenpeace activists. The rec[Full Text]


The Arctic Paradox and Russia's energy policy

Through its use of the Arctic, Russia tries to fortify the idea that it is a global Energy Superpower, writes Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen.The Arctic arouses [Full Text]


I'm standing between Shell and the Arctic. Join me

Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Can[Full Text]


Medvedev orders plan to increase Northern Sea Route capacity

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan for development of the Northern Sea Route. The aim is to increase capacity by 20 times ove[Full Text]


The shippers are willing, but the insurers are leery

Insurers can see the point of opening Arctic shipping lanes, but that doesn’t mean they want to underwrite the ships that sail themBefore Arctic shipp[Full Text]


Will Ukraine Scupper Russia's Arctic Plans?

Last year saw Putin's Russia cement itself as an increasingly assertive international power. Russia's annexation of Crimea and its sustained aggressio[Full Text]