Chinese technology to power Russian Arctic LNG plant
Novatek has turned to a Chinese supplier of turbines for gas liquefaction to replace their US-based supplier who broke off ties last year
Second expansion planned for Argentina’s Antarctic port
The cruise industry is booming, and trips to Antarctica are particularly popular. The port of Ushuaia is betting that a major expansion will give it an edge as it seeks to expand its market lead
Countries threatened by sea-level rise call for help at Antarctic Treaty meeting
Small islands and low-lying countries that are threatened by sea level rise are currently attending the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Helsinki to call for immediate action to avert a pending disaster
The cruise industry is good for Greenland. But it could be better
The findings of a recent report suggest how the cruise industry can continue to be a good experience for passengers and residents alike
Big Ben erupts on subantarctic Heard Island
News from one of the most unknown and isolated sub-Antarctic islands: Heard Island’s Big Ben volcano has been spewing lava again since the end of May
Greenland’s air traffic heads for a hot summer
For Greenland’s air traffic, this year’s summer is off to a hot start with threats of strikes and problems with construction at one of its new international gateways
Climate change could complicate dating for Arctic ground squirrels
Female Arctic ground squirrels now have a hibernating period that is shorter than their potential mates’
On Swiss wings straight to the realm of the polar bear
Instead of relying on many individual scheduled flights to Svalbard, Swiss tour operator Kontiki Reisen takes its guests to the realm of polar bears and walruses with charter flights from Zurich
Northern Sweden is giving full-throttle to hydrogen
The lightest element appears to have a big future in the region’s heavy industry
Inuit genome sheds light on human migration
Greenland’s indigenous population carries genetic characteristics of adaptation to the cold that are found in the ancient DNA of modern humans whose ancestors left the African cradle
Alaska’s spring break-up is causing more flooding than normal
An early melt followed by a spring coldsnap has led to ice dams that have caused rivers to overflow their banks and submerge communities
Bowheads have a lower risk of cancer than other mammals
Bowhead whales appear to have a DNA-repair mechanism superior to that of other mammals
Scientists and fishermen team up for the krill
The trawlers that go after krill are keeping their catch under the precautionary threshold, and helping scientists learn more about an important marine resource
Now hiring: the post office at the end of the world
South Georgia is looking for two postal employees for the 2023-2024 season. An attractive job offer for exceptional work in an exceptional place
Arctic ice melt slower thanks to ozone protections
Measures adopted in 1987 to protect the ozone layer have pushed the first ice-free summer in the Arctic back by up to 15 years.
IAATO expands Antarctic ambassador program
Industry representative IAATO wants to reach even more people who care about Antarctica and is forming its own committee to expand its ambassador program
Nunavut lacks Inuit civil service staff
The Governments of Nunavut and Canada are not doing enough to promote and support Inuit employment in the public service.
South Orkneys fertilized by a midge larva
The soil of an island, not far from the Antarctic Peninsula, is the scene of a powerful metamorphosis. An insect larva introduced by humans produces minerals useful to fungi and plants.
Ways to reduce the footprint of polar research
Reducing the carbon footprint of Antarctic research could be achieved by reducing the speed of ships and international cooperation on logistics.
Extensive research of fish under sea ice
Scientists at Japan’s Showa Station are study the ecology of fish living permanently under ice and their feeding habits by assessing their stomach contents
Atmospheric rivers impacting the polar regions
Atmospheric rivers transport large amount of water vapor from and to the polar regions thereby impacting our climate as well the Arctic and Antarctic and yet many questions remain unanswered.
Russia to slash Barentsburg coal mining by two thirds
The Kremlin says it plans reduce coal production to the minimum required to keep Svalbard supplied by 2032, cutting away two-thirds of its annual output
Canada’s Inuit will have a say about Arctic shipping
Canada’s Inuit will play a key role in a federal project looking into ways to reduce the impact of shipping in the Canadian Arctic
Ittoqqortoormiit youth keep relationship with French alive
Young Greenlanders accompanied by their English and science teachers visited Rennes, in Brittany, on Friday
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