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Norway and Russia launches a joint expedition to determine the condition of a sunken nuclear submarine and containers of radioactive waste dumped in the Barents Sea.

International attention towards the Arctic Ocean and Barents Sea is increasing because of climate change concerns, the region’s mineral resources and the prospect of increased shipping across the Northern Sea Route. The extent of how these industries influence ocean health is still not fully understood in the Arctic science community.

Nikel, Russia is home of a nickel smelting plant.

Norilsk Nickel should move to a functioning, upgraded plant to stop pollution from Nikel.

Effective eradication techniques and robust monitoring of invasive species in High North waters are still elusive to some of the researchers studying them.

Land heated by 3 degrees will test the effects of climate change.

Climate change is a hot topic, and the issue is even “hotter” in the arctic since vast carbon stores make the north more sensitive to rising global temperatures.

Norway and Russia launches a joint expedition to determine the condition of a sunken nuclear submarine and containers of radioactive waste dumped in the Barents Sea.

International attention towards the Arctic Ocean and Barents Sea is increasing because of climate change concerns, the region’s mineral resources and the prospect of increased shipping across the Northern Sea Route. The extent of how these industries influence ocean health is still not fully understood in the Arctic science community.

During the last decades warmer Atlantic water has caused a retreat of the ice edge north of Svalbard. In contrast to other areas of the Arctic Ocean, the largest ice loss north of Svalbard occurred during winter.

Scientists, environmentalists and politicians from Norway will be present at the first international oceans conference held by the U.S. State Department next week. The conference will address, among other issues, ocean acidification.

The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication’s history, geographers say.

Reindeer herders are concerned that the animals will avoid a planned 500-km powerline in northern Norway.

Only centimetres separated the entire city centre of Naryan-Mar from being flooded by the Pechora river, as flooding season has reached extreme levels in Nenets this year. See photos from the flooded area.

One third of all the birch forest in Northern Fennoscandia has been ruined by moth larvae in the period 2002-2009. Climate change brings new types of pest insects to the Arctic region.

Greenpeace persuades Norway’s Environment Agency to reassess Statoil’s planned drilling operation at the far Arctic Hoop structure.

More than 1 trillion pieces of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice could be released in the next decade, a new study shows.