Nordland er blitt et klondyke for datasenterindustrien som ser etter billig og fornybar vannkraft, her fra Reinforsdammen i Ranaelva. (Foto: Statkraft)

Det er ikke kraft nok til alle datasentrene

20/09/2018

Nordland er blitt et klondyke for datasenterindustrien og kryptoutvinnere, men er det virkelig nok elektrisk kraft til alle som vil ha?



Large marine mammals accumulate persistent organic pollutants in their fat tissue, posing a dangerous health risk for subsistence-based Arctic communities. (Photo: pxhere)

Banned Toxic Chemicals Finally Decreasing in Arctic Wildlife

18/09/2018

New research brings hope for global action on pollution. A recent study shows that persistent organic pollutants are finally disappearing from the Arctic, two decades after outlawing their use.



Greenland’s government supports ban on HFO

19/09/2018

Greenland’s government has published a statement in which it supports a ban on the use and transport of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic.



Illustration of ICESat-2 in orbit around Earth. (Source: Courtesy of NASA)

NASA Launches Next Generation Satellite to Monitor Arctic Sea Ice

13/09/2018

The North American Space Administration (NASA) will be sending a groundbreaking new satellite into a Polar orbit on September 15th. The ICESat-2 mission carries a single instrument, the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS), which uses laser pulses to precisely measure the Earth’s ice, land, and water surfaces.



China’s Xue Long icebreaker outside the port of Fremantle, Australia. (Photo: Bahnfrend/Wikimedia)

China Launches Domestically-Built “Xue Long 2” Icebreaker

11/09/2018

As China launches the Xue Long 2, its first domestically-built icebreaker, it now matches the U.S. in terms of operational icebreakers. And additional Polar Class icebreakers are already on the drawing board.



Three new airports are planned on Greenland; in Nuuk (the capital), in Ilulissat (in the Disco Bay) and in Qaqortoq (the very south). The map has an east-west orientation. (Illustration: Google maps, illustration from Pixabay)

Grønland: Koalisjonsparti trekker seg i protest mot dansk innblanding

10/09/2018

Mindre enn seks måneder etter forrige valg kan Grønland være på vei mot et nytt. Svært kostnadskrevende og kontroversielle lufthavnprosjekter, som har satt sinnene i kok hos Partii Naleraq, gjorde at partiet i går ettermiddag trakk seg fra koalisjonen i protest.



Utvalg skal vurdere beskatningen av havbruk

07/09/2018

Regjeringen har i dag oppnevnt et utvalg som skal vurdere beskatningen av havbruk.



Akademik Lomonosov at bay in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Agustin Alapont Castilla/ShipSpotting)

Norwegian Experts Detained on Russian Border Following Nuclear Safety Meeting

07/09/2018

Two official representatives from Norway were detained on the border to Russia this week, following a meeting in the Norwegian-Russian Nuclear Safety Commission in Murmansk. The event stole parts of the attention from the annual gathering, which keeps covering nuclear waste and risky transportations.