OPINION: As international cooperation faces increasing uncertainty, the Arctic Council provides a model of stability and collaboration. Awarding it the Nobel Peace Prize would send a strong message to the world that there is still a place where peaceful, progressive international cooperation is valued and upheld.
U.S. forces were given permission to release radioactive water into Greenland’s icecap in the 1960s by Danish authorities, who set strict limits on how much radiation the water could contain, according to a historic document obtained by KNR, a Greenlandic broadcaster.
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record.
After 10 years in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. will invest more than $1.2 billion to construct two new Kivalliq region gold mines that will likely produce local jobs and contract opportunities for many more years to come.
A study tracking an area west of Svalbard found more litter than ever in the Arctic—in some cases at densities rivaling developed areas far to the south—and that the increased trash density was correlated to more ship traffic.