The presentation of Russia’s bid for the expantion of its continental shelf boundaries in the Arctic Ocean to the UN Commission is scheduled for February 9.→
Global Affairs Canada head Stephane Dion thinks his country and Russia have common interests.→
Sergey Donskoy, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation head, will submit Russia’s request for the Arctic shelf expansion to the Headquarters of the United Nations.→
On Monday Russian president discussed the project "Yamal LNG" with the Chief Executive Officer of Russian natural gas producer Novatek Leonid Michelson.→
In the new Russian National Security strategy, special emphasis is laid on the Arctic, with which Russian national interests traditionally correlate.→
Moscow-Washington political disagreements should not be in the way of USA-Russian cooperation in relation to the Arctic Council.→
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. →
Oceanographer from US has rare hobby
Dr. Kate Stafford, an Oceanographer at the University of Washington in Seattle, is a whale listener. →
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. →
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. →
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. →
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. →
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. →
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. →
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. →
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.
"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.
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.
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.