Greenpeace’s vessel «Arctic Sunrise» has been released after nearly nine months of detention in Murmansk, following the organization’s demonstration against Arctic drilling in the Pechora Sea last fall.
With the United States on the verge of leading the eight-nation Arctic Council and far-north climate warming continuing at twice the global rate, President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued an executive order to better manage federal Arctic.
TROMSØ: The Scandinavian Arctic can rise to become the most innovative, industrious and environmentally friendly growth region in Europe, a new report made by experts from Norway, Finland and Sweden reads.
TROMSØ: Asian states have four common interests in the Arctic – global governance, climate change, resources and Arctic shipping, says Ian Storey, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.
TROMSØ: Dialog on consequences of a warming Arctic is affected by a colder political climate between Russia and the West. Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway wants Russia to remain a part of the Arctic cooperation, but admits there is a very special situation.
These revealing photos, taken at an unknown location in the Arctic, show how crewmembers of a Russian nuclear powered submarine are attracting attention from a polar bear by throwing out food. “Feeding them human trash is downright disgusting,” says Arctic Advisor Nils Harley Boisen with WWF-Norway.
Arctic warming is setting off changes that affect people and the environment in this fragile region, and has broader effects beyond the Arctic on global security, trade, and climate, a new report reads.
Russia will file a claim with the UN by the end of March 2015 to expand the boundaries of its continental shelf in the Arctic. Conflicting territorial claims with Denmark will be solved via bilateral talks, the Russian Government says.
A Norwegian military listening post intercepted cockpit conversations revealing that one of the Tu-95 flying around the coast of Norway last Wednesday had a nuclear payload onboard. Two F-16s were scrambled from Bodø airbase and met the Russian planes outside Finnmark.
The snow crab has the potential of becoming the next big food resource from the Barents Sea. But does the snow crab also contain bioactive components that can be used in medicine and health food? The scientists have just started to search for an answer to that question.
Permission is finally granted to reopen the only cross-border flight from Northern Russia to Tromsø in Norway. The airliner operating the route, however, needs economic support before boarding calls can be announced.