President Donald Trump is poised in the coming days to announce his plans to dismantle the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy, while also gutting several smaller but significant policies aimed at curbing global warming.
For eight months a year, the flat bay around the village of Kangiqsujuaq in far northern Quebec freezes beneath a white expanse of ice and snow, leaving ravens and foxes as rare signs of life, along with Inuit and their dogs.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China's president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said on Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them.
Overwhelmed by a record number of visitors, Iceland's government is considering ways of raising taxes in the tourism sector. The alternative would be to limit sightseers' access to the country's most popular spots.
Climate change and ocean research would suffer sharp cuts in the Trump budget proposal for the Commerce Department, which aims for a reduction of 16 percent, or $1.5 billion, much of that targeted at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Sections of Nunavut’s Inuit Language Protection Act and the Official Languages Act that enforce the use of Inuktut in the private sector will come into force on July 9 this year, the territory’s minister of languages, George Kuksuk, recently announced in the legislative assembly.
ANALYSIS: The end of Iceland's nine years of capital controls on Tuesday is an occasion to celebrate for Icelandic businesses. Yet Iceland may still need a relatively closed financial market for that recovery to stick.
Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.
The Swedish government and part of the political opposition agreed on Monday to boost defense spending by 500 million kronor ($55.7 million) this year to bolster military capabilities in the face of growing security concerns in the region.
Paul Basinski, the geologist who helped discover the Eagle Ford basin in Texas, is part of a fledgling effort in Alaska's Arctic to emulate the shale boom that reinvigorated production in the rest of the U.S.
Thomas Nilsen, the editor of the Independent Barents Observer and a prominent Arctic journalist, said he was denied entry to Russia by security services and told he was barred from the country for five years.
The Nunavut government’s education system,which is dominated by non-Inuit teachers and administrators, bears a big share of the blame, said the report out earlier this week from a Toronto-based academic.
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia 150 years ago, a move made the United States an Arctic nation. Meet the tsar on the other side of that historic deal.