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.→
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia is beginning "Arctic industrialization" with the large-scale Arctic exploration.→
Russian paratroop subdivisions have successfully landed on a drifting ice block in the Arctic Ocean. →
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a provision on the state commission on Arctic development issues and approved its composition.→
Alaska and Washington to build Arctic icebreakers
Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up six icebreakers for use by the U.S. Coast Guard. →
Norilsk Nickel to sell Arkhangelsk Sea Port
The Norilsk Nickel company is ready to sell a string of non-core assets, including the Arkhangelsk Sea Port. →
Russia has no gas drilling plans in Arctic shelf in 2015
Russia’s energy giant Gazprom is not planning on drilling for any gas on the Arctic Shelf in 2015, a Gazprom senior executive manager in charge of gas extractions said. →
Surfing in the Lofoten Islands is surprisingly hot
The world's northernmost surf spot is located in Unstad, Norway, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. →
Gazprom invites Lukoil to the Arctic shelf
The enhanced cooperation, which builds on the strategic partnership deal concluded in 2014, will enable Gazprom and Lukoil to promote jointly their interests in government. →
New topics of the RAO/CIS Offshore 2015 Conference program have been announced
15 - 18 September 2015, RAO/CIS Offshore, 12th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. →
Russian diplomat: NATO’s interference in Arctic affairs is fraught with serious risks
Russia’s Permanent Representative at NATO believes the Arctic states have enough instruments to solve problems that might naturally emerge in this region by means of talks. →
Activists in Seattle boarded kayaks to protest a Shell oil rig
The group of activists said they would try to prevent an ecological disaster. They wanted to demonstrate against the dangers they say the rig poses to the environment. →
Guarding against the world's most dangerous bears
Scientific explorers on board the “Lance” brave many dangers to collect data north of Svalbard: freezing northern temperatures, merciless winds, viscous currents and of course, polar bears.
In Norway's mines, women are a rare resource
Only 20 per cent of Norway’s mining employees are women, according to government statistics. And that number has barely changed since 2008, the first year data were available.
New discovery: Mammoths took last steps on an isolated Arctic island
Using DNA analysis to catalogue mammoth genomes, scientists have finally discovered where these giants took their last steps before the entire species was wiped out thousands of years ago.
United States takes charge of the Arctic Council, prioritizes the environment
The United States has big changes in store for the Arctic Council over the next two years, which will largely focus on climate change.
Arctic Ship Breaks Free of Ice for Historic Expedition
A Norwegian research vessel will spend six months on the sea ice to study the changing Arctic.