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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.

More than half of the pollution in Murmansk Oblast comes from Europe, and especially Norway, a representative from the regional ministry of ecology claims.

Concentration of SO2 exceeded maximum allowed level by more than 12 times, according to official measurements from Roshydromet.

The environmental organization makes a second move against the tanker “Mikhail Ulyanov” as it enters the port of Hamburg.

The Arctic sea ice is thinning at a steadier and faster rate than researchers previously thought, a new study based on combined observations finds.

A Russian airliner offers a special “Eclipse Flight” from Murmansk to watch the total solar eclipse on March 20.

Norwegian and Russian scientists are going to cooperate on counting the number of polar bears around Svalbard and Franz Josef Land.

“Ship-to-ship reloading of oil in icy-waters outside Kirkenes is a great example that Norway jeopardizes nature by lowering safety standards in our race for industrialization of the north,” says Lars Haltbrekken, head of the Norwegian Society for the conservation of Nature.

New research shows that species from the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans soon will start to mix. This could have serious consequences for both fisheries and local ecosystems.

Up or down the thermometer scale? When it comes to climate change, the Barents Region stands out from the rest of the world.

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.

Cold records are repeatedly broken and the Kola fjord is covered with ice. It is cold in the Barents Region now.

2014 was the warmest year ever recorded in Norway. The average annual temperature was 2.2 °C higher than normal - a jump of 0.4 degrees from the last record.

A study from the University of Eastern Finland finds that Finland’s mean temperature has risen by more than two degress Celsius in the past 166 years. Temperatures are rising there twice as fast as anywhere else in the world.