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The Kremlin intends to establish a new state body responsible for national Arctic governance.

More than 900 reindeer die of hunger on the Russian Arctic island of Kolguyev following a critical lack of available local pasturelands. The reindeer stocks in the area are too badly managed, regional authorities admit.

The Kremlin intends to establish a new state body responsible for national Arctic governance.

More than 900 reindeer die of hunger on the Russian Arctic island of Kolguyev following a critical lack of available local pasturelands. The reindeer stocks in the area are too badly managed, regional authorities admit.

Canada’s environment Minister and Chair of the Artic Council Leona Aglukkaq says Canada is taking a “principled stand” against Russia by not attending an Arctic Council meeting in Moscow this week.

The state nuclear power company Rosatom is about to reach a deal with United Shipbuidling Corporation on the construction of two powerful icebreakers.

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal today leaves port of Murmansk for a two-month expedition to the Russian Arctic. The aim for the expedition is to study ice and weather conditions in the area to prepare for future oil and gas projects.

The Russian claims for Arctic territories will be ready this fall and submitted to the UN Shelf Commission in spring 2015.

The United States and Canada should stand united against Russia in the Arctic, the former U.S. secretary of state says. Is a cold front gathering force over High North relations?

The Arctic information and analytical center will have a strong focus on national security topics.

Today in Yellowknife, Canada, Senior Arctic Officials agreed to move forward with the creation of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC).

Russia will no longer be conducting scientific research from stations on drifting ice floes in the Arctic. There are simply no ice floes left.

The U.S. State Department plans to create an Arctic representative position to highlight the growing importance of the region.

The average temperature at Svalbard is so far this year almost 15 degrees Celsius above normal.

Russia is developing its search and rescue infrastructure along the Northern Sea Route and plans to open ten SAR centers by 2015. Murmansk will have its center ready in November.