Norway: Arctic gas expansion depends on EU's climate plan

Norway said developing its northernmost reserves in the Arctic hinges on a commitment by the European Union to make the fuel part of its strategy to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Oceanographer from US has rare hobby

Dr. Kate Stafford, an Oceanographer at the University of Washington in Seattle, is a whale listener.

4 February 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia to take 200-300 failed asylum seekers from Norway

Russia and Norway have agreed that at least 200 failed migrants from the Middle East and North Africa who had crossed the Russian border with Norway will flow back to Moscow.

4 February 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Finland to use drones along Russian border because of migrant crisis

Finland plans to test drones along its border with Russia as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa cross the country’s border in the Arctic.

3 February 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Surprising military training of Russia's Arctic motor rifle brigade

Soldiers of the Arctic separate motorized rifle brigade of Russia's Northern Fleet held unusual military exercise - learned how to drive reindeer and dog sledge.

2 February 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Lavrov: Russia open for joint projects in Arctic zone

Russia is ready for jointly implementing large-scale projects in Russian Arctic zone, including the development of oil and gas fields, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

1 February 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Prime Minister: Norway may consider asylum requests from migrants Russia refuses to take back

The Norwegian authorities to consider asylum requests from migrants arriving to Norway from Russia if Russia refuses to take them back, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.

29 January 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian PM to continue talks with Finnish counterpart

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to get meet his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila who will come to Russia to discuss cooperation in trade, investment, the energy sector, research, and the humanitarian sphere.

29 January 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

New Russian all-terrain vehicle can cope with any roads

A new all-terrain vehicle has already dropped many jaws across the world after being introduced by the Russian Defense Ministry.

22 January 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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Interesting facts:

The longest railway bridge in the Arctic Circle is built in Yamal over the river Yuribey. The bridge which measures 3.9 kilometers is part of the main transport route to the largest gas condensate field in the Yamal peninsula, Bovanekovo.

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CBC News
Arctic Council support sought by environmental groups for heavy fuel oil ban

Environmental groups want the eight countries that ring the North Pole to take a stand on banning the use of heavy fuel oil, considered one of the greatest threats to the Arctic ecosystem.   

Iceland Monitor
"The most incredible experience anyone could wish for"

Charlie Smith, one of the five young British men to attempt an unsupported crossing of the Icelandic highlands in midwinter says that the crossing was incredible despite the fallbacks.  

Mail Online
That's POLE dancing! Polar bear in the Arctic Circle enjoys himself as he appears to dance with a whale carcass

Polar bear was pictured playing with the scrap of whale carcass. The image was captured in Alaska by photographer Kyriakos Kaziras. It waved the carcass around, held it to its ear and even washed his face with it  

The gloomy Arctic seed bank that's key to future crops

In just under a month, world leaders will gather in Paris to try to agree a new course of action to tackle climate change. One key concern is that global warming could affect food crops. To help guarantee that key plants survive the worst possible scenarios, samples of seeds are being gathered in what's called the Global Seed Vault - an underground store on the Svalbard Islands in the Arctic. 

CBC News
A whaler remembers: One of N.L.'s last whale hunters shares his story

The South Dildo Whaling and Sealing Museum is housed in a small nondescript building along the main road into the Trinity Bay community. Inside, artifacts and memorabilia commemorate the last days of whaling off Newfoundland's coast — a time when men took to the high seas to hunt the biggest catch of them all. 


Added 21.02.15
Snowy owl makes elusive photo subject

The Outagamie County Regional Airport's owl has been leading me on quite a chase. It's a snowy owl, an occasional visitor from the arctic who takes a foodie vacation in Wisconsin when its favorite rodent back home, the lemming, falls into short supply.

Added 18.02.15 
Business Insider
The best images of the Arctic we've ever seen

NASA just took some of the best images of the Arctic we've ever seen.

Added 05.07.14 
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.