Trond Haukanes

Nå finmeisles EUs arktiske strategi


Arbeidet med EUs arktiske strategi står på ingen måte på stedet hvil, ved unionens hovedsete i Brussel. – For oss er dette den viktigste tiden hvis vi skal komme med innspill, sier direktør Trond Haukanes ved Nord-Norges Europakontor.

Mark Brzezinski, Former US ambassador to Sweden, now head of the White House’s Arctic Executive Steering Committee. (Photo: Berit Enge)

Arctic Science Ministerial in Washington this week


On Wednesday, science ministers from 25 countries will meet at the White House for the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial. High North News spoke with the man in charge of putting on an event that is as urgent as it is complicated: “It’s like planning 20 weddings simultaneously.”

Seeds on ice. Svalbard, frøhvelv. (Photo: Jim Richardson)

«Seeds on Ice»: The story of Svalbard’s Seed Vault


The most important bank in the world. A frozen Garden of Eden. The doomsday vault. Svalbard’s seed vault, where the seeds of the world are kept safe, has many nicknames.

Norwegian State Secretary and Vice Minister of foreign affairs Tore Hattrem. (Photo: Linda Storholm)

Hattrem slutter som statssekretær i UD


Kongen har i statsråd i dag gitt statssekretær Tore Hattrem avskjed i nåde som statssekretær for utenriksminister Børge Brende i Utenriksdepartementet (UD).

Sea ice Svalbard, Arctic ocean.
Photo: Peter Prokosch/

Arctic Sea Ice Dodges Bullet – Still Ties 2007 for 2nd Lowest Extent


While many unknowns loom over the future of the Arctic, the setting or matching of record low ice extents continues to occur with unfortunate regularity and this year is no exception. With 4.14 million km2 ice extent 2016 is in a virtual tie with 2007 for the second-lowest extent on record, only behind 2012.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Ban Ki-moon to attend Arctic Circle in Iceland


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will deliver keynote speeches at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, next month.

Frode Nilsen og LNS overtar konkursboet etter True North Gems Greenland AS. (Illustrasjon: HNN/Foto: LNS)

LNS har kjøpt konkursboet etter True North Gems Greenland


Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner (LNS) håper nå å komme i gang i rubingruva så fort som mulig.