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.
From the gardens and castles of the Czech Republic, to the icebergs and freezing temperatures of the Svalbard archipelago, Dr. Minoslav Druckmüller travelled far from home to photograph a rare celestial event.
From melting sea ice to starving, isolated polar bears, it’s no secret that global warming has taken a heavy toll in the Arctic. But who’s in charge of protecting these vulnerable, northern lands and oceans?
The border delimitation agreement for the Barents Sea demonstrated that Russia is playing according to the rules in the Arctic, former Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre says. It is five years since the two countries announced the deal.
A majority of the people living in the Arctic wants to continue cooperation with Russia despite the conflict in Ukraine. Norwegians are most in favor of diplomatic and cooperative approaches, a new survey shows.
Persons working inside Russia for foreign organizations or firms listed as “undesirable” can get hefty fines or get sentences of up to six years in prison. Norway says it is important to continue giving grants to cross-border NGO cooperation.
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.