Antarctic sea ice is shrinking and numerous emperor penguin colonies are losing their habitat, prompting an official proposal in the U.S. to list the species as “threatened”.
The Chilean government wants to move forward with plans to lay a fiber optic cable all the way to Antarctica and has allocated money to do so.
Australia has abandoned plans to build a 2,700m concrete runway near its Davis research station on the coast of Antarctica.
China plans to build a heavy duty icebreaker within the framework of its Polar Silk Road. Guest author and Arctic expert Katya Uryupova explains what this new plan means for China and the Arctic.
Covid-19 delays an 11,000-square-meter facility at the US Antarctic station McMurdo. According to the latest calculations, the data center is now scheduled to go online in 2023.
The Inuit Circumpolar Council now has a say in decisions, actions and policies of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
“Antarctica New Zealand” announced that the new Scott Base is being set up for trial at PrimePort in Timaru. The decisive factor was an available building site.
As a side event to COP26, the Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland held an event that looked at the difficulties of indigenous communities in the Arctic.
With numerous events, the Geneva Cryosphere Hub forms a bridge from Switzerland to the climate conference in Glasgow.
The Alfred Wegener Institute is represented at the COP26 by several researchers, who will give presentations on the thawing of permafrost and on polar oceans, among other topics.
For the first time, the MQ-9B Reaper drone from General Atomics has reached northern latitudes of the Arctic during a test flight and was underway for 25 hours.
A few days ago, the U.S. celebrated the Marine Mammal Protection Act – for almost 50 years, marine mammals have been protected in the U.S. and for all U.S. citizens and institutions.
A revamped EU Arctic policy will see Brussels pulling what levers it can to steer development in the region and is thereby also willing to go against a global industry swinging a green stick.
There’s a lot of activity in the Murmansk area. Now Rostelecom announces that construction of a new data center will begin in Murmansk early next year.
Every inhabitant of the Russian Republic of Yakutia knows what “northern delivery” is and what problems occur with it every year in Yakutia.
A difficult situation has developed in the delivery of goods to Chukotka. From July to September, three times fewer ships arrived in the ports than usual.
Drilling for oil in Europe’s northern waters could become a tug-of-war between the EU’s new Arctic strategy and Norway’s production intentions.
Russia has invested heavily in the infrastructure of the North Sea route and wants it to become a major shipping route. From 2023 it should be passable all year round.
The integrative science and society project “SmartICE” is the first winner of the Frederik-Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award at the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly.
The Arctic Circle Assembly shows that protecting the Arctic while promoting the development of its inhabitants is at the top of the agenda for many countries just before the climate summit.
The vaccine was flown from RAF Base Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands. After reloading onto a Twin Otter belonging to the British Antarctic Survey, the flight continued to Rothera Station in Antarctica.
The Arctic Circle Assembly, the largest meeting of Arctic stakeholders, will be held again this year as a direct meeting and PolarJournal will be there.
In Greenland’s new government, a first shake-up has already taken place after the foreign minister was removed from his post.
UK oil company Harbour Energy said it was considering cashing in an option to exit the Falkland Islands project and would leave Falkland.