A brown bear in the wild in Alaska. (iStock)

U.S. House lifts restrictions on predator hunting in Alaska refuges

On Thursday (Feb. 16), the U.S. House approved a bill to lift Obama administration restrictions on hunting and trapping of bears, wolves and other predators


Norway’s foreign minister travels to Russia to assure Arctic relations

First visit to Russia by the Norwegian Foreign Minister in three years. Norway froze high-level political talks with Moscow after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in

Reindeer in Finnish Lapland. (iStock)

A record year for tourism in Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region

2016 was a record-setting year for the tourism sector in Finnish Lapland. More visitors, especially from Asia and the UK, boosted tourism in Finland’s far

An oil and gas platform in Cook Inlet, Alaska. (iStock)

Group to sue company over gas line leak in Alaska

Homer-based Cook Inletkeeper said in a statement to reporters that the leak from an 8-inch undersea pipeline owned and operated by Hilcorp threatens water quality,