The 2013 navigation season on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) has come to an end. Although the number of vessels taking the Arctic shortcut between Europe and Asia has soared, cargo amounts remain nearly on last year’s level.
Canada is soon expected to apply to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for exclusive rights to 1.7 million square kilometers of Arctic sea floor. Denmark and Greenland submitted their claim last week.
The thirty Greenpeace activists and journalists that have been imprisoned in Murmansk since September were moved on Monday morning out of their detention facility in Murmansk and dispatched to St.Petersburg.
INARI: Forest expert Trude Myhre with WWF Norway says protecting the unique taiga forest is a key to fighting biodiversity loss and climate change. Recommendations for expanding protected areas were given at the Barents Enviro-Ministers’ meeting.
INARI: Renewable and clean energy production was highlighted as a great possibility by Finland’s Minister of Environment Ville Niinistö when the Barents Action plan on climate change was approved Thursday.