Russian ministry: admission for private companies to Arctic offshore fields not final

The decision to grant access to private companies to the development of Arctic offshore deposits is not final.

22 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Novatek to prepare Arctic LNG feasibility study by 2018

Novatek plans to prepare the Arctic LNG plant feasibility study at 2017 year-end.

16 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal LNG project received first €1 bln tranche from Russian banking consortium

Yamal LNG received the first €1 bln tranche within the framework of the loan agreement signed with Sberbank and Gazprombank this April.

10 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russia floats out military ice-breaker in St.Petersburg

The Project 21180 diesel-electric lead ice-breaker Ilya Muromets, the first vessel of this class for the domestic Navy in 45 years, was floated out at the Admiralty Wharves Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia.

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Russian vice-premier stressed the priority of Arctic projects

Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia should focus on its Arctic projects, which are urgent in any market conditions.

9 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Food companies to stop expansion cod fishing in Svalbard waters

A number of the world's food industry giants and fishing companies have voluntarily agreed not to expand trawling for cod into previously ice-covered areas of the Barents Sea in the vicinity of the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard.

2 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian Northern Fleet takes part in Barents-2016 joint drills

The search and rescue support forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet are taking part in the active phase of the Russian-Norwegian exercise Barents-2016.

2 June 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian new nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” to be floated out in June

Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" will be launched in less than three weeks.

31 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Russian Helicopters Group to deliver Defense Ministry five new Arctic helicopters

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive five Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA (Terminator) helicopters in 2016-2017 for operation in the Arctic.

25 May 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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in Igarka is unique in that it is located in the permafrost at a depth of 7-10 m. Igarsk cave was excavated by hand in the late 1930s. Here you can see the frozen ground, the various types of natural ice, and ice crystals.

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Northern Corridor Could Boost Canada’s Potential

A vast pathway connecting roads, rail, pipelines, power and communications across northern Canada could bring huge benefits in trade and quality of life, says a new study. We spoke to one of its authors. 

17.05.16 
ABC News
These Arctic Sea Free Divers Plunge 100 Feet Below the Ice for Minutes at a Time

At first glance, the appeal may not be obvious. You’re 33 feet underwater beneath a solid roof of ice -- you’ve been holding your breath for three minutes, surrounded by darkness. Somewhere above is the only way out: a 6-foot hole in the vast ice-ceiling. But from down there, you can’t see it. 

16.05.16 
Express
Enormous Arctic whale spotted in British waters for only the second time in history

A HUGE Arctic whale has been sighted swimming in British waters for only the second time. 

04.05.16 
CBC News
Polar bears forced to swim long distances as Arctic ice melts

Scientists are concerned about the discovery that many polar bears in the Canadian Arctic are making marathon swims of several days in search of stable ice as the Beaufort Sea melts with climate change. 

12.04.16 
NASA
NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Around the year 2000, Earth's spin axis took an abrupt turn toward the east and is now drifting almost twice as fast as before, at a rate of almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) a year. 

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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.

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Greenpeace
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.