Showing posts with label Arctic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arctic. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No basis to Greenpeace claims, Norway says


In response to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, the Norwegian government said there were no grounds to support an about face on Arctic oil.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Russia to develop super icebreaker able to clear passage through 5-meter ice

Russia plans to develop a super-powerful icebreaker that will be able to operate in any ice situation and clear a passage through a 5-meter ice, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Warming Arctic could disrupt migration patterns of millions of birds

Millions of birds pass through the Arctic on their annual migration routes. They arrive north to breed, expecting cool summer weather.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Russia’s largest independent gas producer completes first LNG delivery

Novatek completed the company’s first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Russian gas producer said on Thursday. Novatek had been supplying pipeline gas only before, the company said.

Friday, June 10, 2016

First Russian ice-breaker in 45 years floated out

The Russian navy's first new icebreaker in decades, the Ilya Muromets, was floated out during a ceremony Friday in St. Petersburg, the Tass news agency reports.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Shell Canada Surrenders Oil-drilling Rights in Arctic for Marine Park

Oil giant Shell Canada on Wednesday gave up its offshore oil drilling rights in the Canadian Arctic to add to a nationally protected marine park for whales and numerous other mammals and birds.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Arctic Frontiers conference kicks off in Norway's Tromso

The week-long Arctic Frontiers conference kicked off on Sunday as about 1,300 delegates from around the world gathered in the northern Norwegian city of Tromso to discuss the balance between industrial and environmental interests in the Arctic.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monster Storm System Unfreezes North Pole

Despite the fact there has been no daylight in the Arctic for weeks, temperatures at the North Pole spiked above the freezing point for the second time on record on Wednesday.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

More polar bears on Norway's Svalbard despite changing ice conditions

Norwegian researchers have found that the polar bear population on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has increased over the past years despite changes in ice conditions, news agency NTB reported on Wednesday.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Russian military plans to remove over 4,000 tons of metal scrap from Arctic in 2016

The Russian military plans to restart cleaning the Arctic in June next year to remove over 4,000 tons of metal scrap, Deputy Defense Minister Dmitry Bulgakov said on Friday.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Arctic shipping routes (Northern Sea Route)

Shipping experts are considering routine navigation through Arctic waters to link China and Europe, a shortcut to bypass the route that passes through the Malacca Strait and Suez Canal.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

US Curbs Future Oil Drilling in Arctic

The Obama administration has closed the door on oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean off the shores of Alaska.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Chinese delegation to attend 3rd Arctic Circle Conference

A Chinese delegation will attend the 3rd Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Siberian scientists design drone for extreme Arctic climate

Scientists of the Omsk State Technical University have created an unmanned aircraft for the work in the extreme conditions of the Arctic region, head of the university’s Experimental Design Bureau Small Unmanned Vehicles Pavel Pogarsky told TASS on Tuesday.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Shell puts on hold oil exploration at field in Chukchi Sea due to lack of prospects

The energy and petrochemical company Royal Dutch Shell announced putting on hold further oil exploration in one of the fields on Alaska shelf in the Chukchi Sea, the company said Monday.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Melting Ice to Make Northern Sea Route Europe’s Shortcut to Asia

With the Arctic ice cover succumbing to the non-stop process of global warming, the Northern Sea Route may soon offer Russian travelers a much-needed shortcut to Asia and back, Russian TV channel Zvezda reported.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Russian military collect 3,600 tons of metal scrap Arctic islands cleanup

Russian Defense Ministry units involved in environmental cleanup of Arctic islands have by now collected over 3,600 metric tons of metal scrap, exceeding expectations, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arctic sea ice reaches 4th lowest extent on record

Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its annual minimum, measuring at 4.41 million square kilometers, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said yesterday.

Russia responsible for the Arctic, will take care of its environment

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked on Wednesday Russia’s special responsibility for the Arctic, saying it would be taking care of the region’s environment.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Increasing Arctic Ocean temperature affects plankton growth

An international study involving Australian researchers has found that while increasing carbon dioxide has a positive effect on primary production, or phytoplankton growth, in the Artic, this benefit is lost once temperatures increase.

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