Russian Helicopters Group to deliver Defense Ministry five new Arctic helicopters

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive five Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA (Terminator) helicopters in 2016-2017 for operation in the Arctic.

25 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Northern Sea Route losing attractiveness for investment because of oil prices

Falling oil prices have reduced the investment attractiveness of the shipping route lying along Russia’s Arctic coast - often referred to as the Northern Sea Route.

23 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia to continue cooperating in Arctic with other countries

According to Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador-at-Large, senior official at the Arctic Council Vladimir Barbin, Russia continues cooperating with other countries in the Arctic region despite a global politics situation.

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Arctic economic development conference to be held in St. Petersburg

The conference on economic development of the Arctic Region will be staged for the first time at the St. Petersburg International Economic Fund (SPIEF).

19 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

US Army to host first Arctic drills in Alaska

The Arctic Anvil drills will take place in Alaska for the first time this year, with soldiers arriving in early June and many remaining through August.

17 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Canadian students learn polar bear research techniques at zoo school

Students from five high schools in Winnipeg got first-hand experience using digital imaging technology to study Arctic animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

13 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Rosneft CEO holds talks with Japanese Prime Minister about LNG projects

Russian Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, discussing joint projects on extraction and processing of hydrocarbons.

12 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia building several icebreakers for Northern Fleet

According to Minister of Industry Denis Manturov, Russian shipyards are already building several icebreakers to operate on the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

12 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

New Arctic Comics anthology launching in Canada

Arctic Comics is an anthology of Inuit stories about Arctic Canada, but there is a Winnipeg connection — it was compiled by local artist and writer Nicholas Burns.

4 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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17.05.16 
ABC News
These Arctic Sea Free Divers Plunge 100 Feet Below the Ice for Minutes at a Time

At first glance, the appeal may not be obvious. You’re 33 feet underwater beneath a solid roof of ice -- you’ve been holding your breath for three minutes, surrounded by darkness. Somewhere above is the only way out: a 6-foot hole in the vast ice-ceiling. But from down there, you can’t see it. 

16.05.16 
Express
Enormous Arctic whale spotted in British waters for only the second time in history

A HUGE Arctic whale has been sighted swimming in British waters for only the second time. 

04.05.16 
CBC News
Polar bears forced to swim long distances as Arctic ice melts

Scientists are concerned about the discovery that many polar bears in the Canadian Arctic are making marathon swims of several days in search of stable ice as the Beaufort Sea melts with climate change. 

12.04.16 
NASA
NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Around the year 2000, Earth's spin axis took an abrupt turn toward the east and is now drifting almost twice as fast as before, at a rate of almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) a year. 

04.04.16 
Sputnik
Vikings Striking: Norway to Double Its Warships to Track Russian Fleet

The new FS Marjata IV military intelligence collection ship has become a new addition to the Norwegian Navy and will join NATO reconnaissance missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas this spring, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported. 

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Added 21.02.15 
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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 
Greenpeace
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.