According to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin the main emphasis in new Russian Maritime doctrine are Russian Arctic and Atlantic development.→
Russia should regain its leading role in development of the Arctic, and an important step there is to adopt a basic law on development of the Russian Arctic regions, speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament Valentina Matviyenko told a meeting of the Expert Council on the Arctic and Antarctic.→
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed the integrated development plan of the Northern Sea Route. →
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree allocating over 205 million rubles ($4 million) to invest into North Pole drifting station's operation in the Arctic. →
Ministers from eight Arctic states and leaders of Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, marking the conclusion of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship and the beginning of the United States’ Chairmanship.→
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö have discussed cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats, relations between Russia and the European Union, and the partnership in the Arctic.→
Heroes of Arctic convoys to be remembered in new exhibition
The Arctic convoy veterans from World War II will be remembered in an exhibition which opens in Edinburgh next week. →
Private investors to help Arctic federal projects
Ottawa invites private sector into Arctic monitoring project →
Sergey Ananov, Russian pilot rescued in Arctic, recounts 2-day ordeal
A Russian helicopter pilot went missing during the Iqaluit-to-Greenland portion of a trip around the world and had two-day ordeal trapped on an ice floe. →
Arctic foxes come back to Sweden
The Arctic fox population is being rejuvenated throughout the whole mountain chain in Scandinavia. →
Iceland left out of Arctic fishing accord
Iceland was not involved in the creation of the new joint cooperation agreement on fishing in the Arctic Ocean, and insists it should be included. →
Alaska to host The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic
The U.S. Department of State will host a major event in Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31, 2015 entitled the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). →
Shell has got the permission for Artic drilling with conditions
The President administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, but it includes several conditions. →
RAO/CIS Offshore 2015 to gather in St. Petersburg
Government representatives and specialists of domestic and foreign companies will meet 15-18 September 2015 in St. Petersburg to discuss the most important issues of development of the Arctic and continental shelf. →
Arctic ice 'grew by a third' after cool summer in 2013
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by around a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013. →
The Montana Standard
Arctic grayling mural materializes on Uptown brick wall
Mark Gettings and family dog Keely of Tuscon, Ariz., check out son Roger Peet’s mural of two Arctic graylings on Tuesday. Peet, coordinator of the Endangered Species Mural Project, applies underlying black paint to the west-facing wall of the Butte Miner Floral building, 27 W. Broadway St.
Harvard Political Review
The Arctic’s Human Voice
At the foot of the Bassečohka Mountain, thousands of reindeer lumber through the snow in tandem. In a sea of antlers, fur, and hooves, they seem indistinguishable. But closer inspection reveals several patterns notched gently and painlessly on the skin of their ears.
Arctic cruise: A polar adventure from Greenland to Canada
The Arctic is like the Sahara, a place where everything is reduced to essence. It is a continent that, unlike so many others, we can neither domesticate nor reduce to servitude; a place where mountains come to die in polar deserts, glaciers calve vast orphan icebergs and an ineffable light washes across a dark unfathomable sea, stretching to infinite sky. In its 5.5 million square miles of emptiness, only the hardiest survive.
Saving puffins and 'King Penguin,' too
“Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock” (Yale University Press, 2015) is written by Stephen W. Kress, Ph.D. ’72, director of the National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program, with Boston Globe associate editor Derrick Z. Jackson.
Exploding Arctic snow geese numbers stabilizing, but still high
After more than a decade of devastating huge swaths of Arctic tundra, booming populations of snow geese may have finally stabilized. But scientists say the teeming flocks, which have turned fertile grasslands into salty mud flats, are still at unheard-of levels and have forced wildlife managers to consider a whole new problem.