Rosneft is considering a project to create an integrated management system for ice conditions in the Arctic to ensure industrial and environmental safety of geological exploration of offshore northern seas.→
Russian Ministry of Finance transferred the first tranche of 5 million euros for implementation of environmental projects of the Arctic Council.→
The Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Igor Slyunyaev, ordered specialized departments of the Ministry to conduct monthly monitoring of the organization and transport of products and goods to areas of the Far North and similar areas.→
The Russian Geographical Society and Anglo-Dutch group Shell have signed an agreement on the project "Monitoring human impacts on the permafrost in oil and gas company activities".→
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on mineral extraction tax incentives for hydrocarbons produced in Yamal and the Nenets Autonomous District.→
The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has signed a document which bans catching of muksun in 2014 in the waters of Ugra, Yamal and the Tyumen region.→
Indigenous people of Yamal will receive social assistance for purchase of housing
The head of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin approved the procedure for granting social assistance for purchase of housing to members of the indigenous minorities of the North. →
Full-scale production drilling started in Novoport
Gazprom Neft began the programme of production drilling in the Novoportovsky oil field in Yamal. →
The Marine Board will hold a meeting in Salekhard in September
In September the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region will host a meeting of the Marine Board on development of the Russian Arctic. →
Yamal’s Governor congratulated creators of White Yagel with their premiere at the MIFF
The creative team of the Russian film White Yagel , which premiered on the eve of the 36th Moscow International Film Festival, received cpngratulations from the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin. →
Yamal’s reindeer livestock population is growing
Yamal’s reindeer livestock population has restored after the deaths in the winter-spring period. To date, the number of births of this spring’s calves already exceeds the number of dead animals. →
Eco-monitoring of Yamal’s undeveloped territories will be continued
This year's field work on environmental monitoring in remote areas of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region will start in July. →
State Duma approved mineral extraction tax incentives for hydrocarbons from the Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts
The State Duma of the Russian Federation, in the third reading, passed the law on mineral extraction tax incentives for hydrocarbons produced on the Yamal Peninsula and in the Nenets Autonomous District. →
Preliminary results of the work of Yamal’s Anti-Crisis Staff were announced
On June 20, preliminary results of the work of Yamal’s Anti-Crisis Staff in the first 6 months of 2014 have been announced at the meeting chaired by Governor Dmitry Kobylkin. →
The Arctic Journal
The secret life of muskoxen
When dealing with an animal weighing up to 300kg and known for its bad temperament, it’s a good idea to keep your distance. Odd then, that a group of learned scientists from the Aarhus (Denmark) University and the Copenhagen Zoo should travel to north-western Greenland on mission to get up close and personal with the woolly mammals.
Militaries Know That The Arctic Is Melting — Here's How They're Taking Advantage
The Arctic, long considered an almost worthless backwater, is primed to become one of the most important regions in the world as its ice melts over the next few decades.
Oil is the new gold in Arctic ‘cold rush’
It's been called the new "Great Game," but the 21st-century "cold rush" to the Arctic actually began more than 100 years ago. Ever since the first explorers trudged north in search of the Earth's axis, coastal nations have held designs on the region.
Anchorage Daily News
Coast Guard gears up for summer's Arctic operations
With the ever-increasing activity and security concerns in the Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard is preparing for an Arctic operation this summer across northern Alaska.
What Happens When Oil Spills in the Arctic?
As sea ice melts and the oil industry prepares to exploit the Arctic's vast resources, the United States faces big gaps in its preparedness for an oil spill in the region, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Research Council (NRC).
Lego, we’re feeling sad too
We’re sad to see such a popular, well-loved brand like Lego being used by Shell, with the willingness of Lego’s bosses, to help clean up its disreputable image.
Eyes on the Arctic: The U.S.'s Pivot North
Let’s face it. The Arctic is not part of America’s collective imagination. Yes, we recognize that the state of Alaska legitimizes our claim as an Arctic nation, but it’s so terribly far away.
Canada's Arctic Council Protest: Ripple Effect?
A “ripple effect,” the spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action, is a very real phenomenon in the sea of international politics. One major foreign policy decision can catapult itself into effecting a whole slew of subsequent actions.