BarentsObserver reported, the Northern Sea Route office will be responsible for the organization of procedures for shipping in the area, including the introduction of security and environmental measures. The office staff will handle applications for sailing along the route and monitor weather, ice and navigation conditions in the area.
When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close.
According to a doctoral dissertation to be published by the University of Helsinki, the indigenous Sámi people of Northern Finland generally have lower cancer rates than the rest of the country’s population.