Russia plans to build radioactive waste storage on Novaya Zemlya

Russia’s Rosatom state nuclear corporation intends to build a low-and medium-level radioactive waste disposal facility in the area of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.

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Iceland Secret Santa to start his magic job this week

The Icelandic Secret Santa takes place for the second year this year and more than 60 people have registered.

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Rogozin explained necessity of Arctic military bases

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin stated the Russian military bases in the Arctic are not aimed at militarizing the region, they are necessary for the protection of economic projects.

23 November 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia deploys drones' squadron to Arctic

A squadron of the Orlan-10 and Forpost (Outpost) unmanned aerial vehicles for the Arctic region has been formed in Russia’s Eastern Military District.

23 November 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Traces of rainforest found in Arctic Svalbard

Chris Berry with the research group from Cardiff University found tropical tree stumps--the remains of an ancient tropical forest--during field work in the frigid latitudes.

20 November 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Putin expects Arctic forum to start new ambitious projects

Vladimir Putin has expressed the hope that the Federal Arctic Forum opened in Moscow earlier this week would trigger new ambitious projects and initiatives.

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Rosneft discuss with China participation in Arctic shelf projects

Russian energy company Rosneft is discussing with China the country's participation in Arctic shelf energy and extraction projects.

17 November 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister: Yamal LNG deal to be signed in December

The Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will be signed next month, called the terms Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

16 November 2015Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian military to get Arctic helicopter for trials

The Russian military are set to start trials of the Arctic version of the Mi-8 transport helicopter "Terminator” later this month.

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The Russian Arctic, with its maritime economic zone and continental shelf, occupies 30% of the country’s territory.  The Arctic zone of Russia generates 12-15% of the GDP and provides around a quarter of all exports.

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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. 

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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. 

The drillers’ tale: Slumping prices have oil firms scrutinising production costs much more closely

It could hardly have come as a surprise. Analysts had warned that it would be a tough week for oil firms reporting quarterly profits and none were going to be more vulnerable to the on-going slump in oil prices than those operating in the Arctic. 

Yamal: Russia's Frozen Wonderland

Located within the Arctic Circle, Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District owes its scenic beauty to its harsh, unforgiving climate. However, now you don't need a winter coat to sample the sights of this magnificent and unforgiving land thanks to Boris Velicov, an esteemed member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.  


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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 
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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.