Chinese investments in railway and deep-sea port will change greatly transportation infrastructure in the Russian Arctic, the Arkhangelsk Governor says.[Full Text]
As the ice recedes, these trains, ships, and helicopters will make the Arctic a busy hive of economic and military activity.The record-low temperatures blanketing much of the U.S. have come as a rude surprise for most of us. But such extreme conditions will soon become a way of life for a lot of people as new possibilities open at the far ends of the Earth.[Full Text]
The Norman Wells pipeline connects oil fields in the Northwest Territories to Alberta.
Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod was right when he issued a “red alert” in November and called for an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories. His peers, the premiers of Nunavut and the Yukon Territory, would be justified in calling for the same thing.[Full Text]
The Trump administration announced Thursday a draft proposal to offer offshore blocks to oil and gas drillers in almost all of the U.S. outer continental shelf.
The plan opens the door to drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, marking a break with previous administrations.
The proposal faces challenges from coastal governors and an uncertain oil price environment that could keep many drillers from bidding for blocks in uncharted territory.[Full Text]
An Oslo court has approved Norway's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic, despite arguments put forward by environmental groups. The court's ruling goes against the country's plans to go green, as well as the Paris Agreement.[Full Text]
January 04, 2018 BY DAMIEN SHARKOVRussia’s navy in the north carried out more than 200 practice launches of missiles and rockets within the last yea[Full Text]
No country has ever carried out such extensive projects in the high north, the Russian military leader says in a recap of 2017.[Full Text]
Summary: Today, the White House released two reports focused on the Arctic Region: the 2015 Implementation Progress Report and 2016 Implementation Fra[Full Text]
by Timo Koivurova
The time has come for Arctic states to try to understand the European Union and acknowledge its investments in research, development[Full Text]
by Grace Chua
In climate, history, and culture, the South China Sea could not be more different from the North and South Poles. Geopolitically, though[Full Text]