US President Barack Obama will visit the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, hosted by the US Department of State.→
A convoy of warships and vessels of the Northern Fleet has arrived at Dikson, Russia’s northernmost port on the Kara sea to start the driils.→
Russia has filed a new bid with UN for expansion of the limits of its Arctic continental shelf through the inclusion into it of the Lomonosov submerged ridge and some other sections of the Arctic Ocean floor.→
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. →
South Korea interested in Arctic energy sources - Chan-Woo Kim
According to Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Arctic Affairs Chan-Woo Kim, South Korea has expressed interest in the Arctic region's natural resources that might supply the country with energy. →
Northern Fleet to help China yacht set records in Arctic
Russia’s Northern Fleet forces will provide support to the Qingdao-China yacht in its voyage aiming to set several records in the Arctic. →
Nikolay Patrushev: Atlantic and Arctic are Russia's maritime policy priorities
The Atlantic and Arctic are Russian maritime policy priorities, Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said. →
Russia to open research center on Svalbard
Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy: “The scientific center on Svalbard are included in next year’s plans. If everything goes well, the whole range of meteorological research in the Arctic zone will be conducting here in 2016." →
Obama urges to reach climate deal at UN conference in Paris
US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to reach agreement to make sweeping cuts in carbon, or greenhouse gas emissions to stop global warming in its tracks, in a speech in Anchorage, Alaska. →
US and Russia to sign agreement combating illegal fishing
The United States and Russia will sign a bilateral agreement next week aimed at fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. →
US official: Russia’s moves to expand control of Arctic shelf agree with law
According to senior US Department of State official's report during a special tele-briefing for the media devoted to an international conference on the Arctic, Russia’s latest moves to expand the area of the continental shelf in the Arctic under its control are in full conformity with international law. →
Chinese sailor to make world’s quickest trip through Northern Sea Route
Chinese sailor Guo Chuan intends to make it world’s quickest Northern Sea Route trip from Murmansk to the Bering Strait in 14 days without engine power. →
Norwegian first gas pipeline crossing the Arctic circle
On August 21st, the construction of the Norwegian Polarled gas pipeline, which will bring gas from the Norwegian sea to Europe, crossed the Arctic Circle. →
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.
Canada reviews Arctic drilling plan as industry seeks concessions
Canada's Conservative government is studying whether to extend Arctic drilling licenses, a move that could open the door to relinquishing millions of dollars in deposits paid by major energy companies.
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.