Showing posts with label military base. Show all posts
Showing posts with label military base. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Okinawa files new lawsuit to block relocation of US Marines base

Henoko coastal area
The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa filed a new lawsuit against the government demanding a halt to construction work for the relocation of the US Futenma base, local media report. The relocation has been the target of protests among locals.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Les habitants d’Okinawa indemnisés pour le bruit des avions US

Le gouvernement japonais a été condamné à indemniser les habitants d’Okinawa pour le préjudice causé par le bruit incessant de l’aéroport militaire américain voisin. Facture: 264 millions de dollars. Et ce n’est pas la première décision de justice à aller dans ce sens.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Greenland Pushes Denmark to Clean Up Dangerous American Military Junk

Greenland is asking Denmark to clean up US military junk left behind by Cold War-era American military projects on the giant island.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Melting ice sheet may expose Cold War base, hazardous waste

United States military officials in the 1960s thought it could be thousands of years before an abandoned base in Greenland was again visible without a lot of digging, but that's only because they didn't count on the Greenland Ice Sheet melting so soon.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New threats to Russian security emerge in Arctic (defense minister)

A wide range of threats and challenges to Russia's security is emerging lately in the country's Arctic zone, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the ministry's board meeting on Wednesday.

To counter the threats, the Defense Ministry should focus on developing military infrastructure in the area, Shoigu said.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Russian Defense Ministry to Build Arctic Environmental Center. Presence in the Arctic is not to harm the region's ecology

MOSCOW, October 11  - Russia's Defense Ministry is set to build a regional environmental center in the Arctic to prevent pollution in areas where Russian forces are deployed, Deputy Minister of Defense Dmitry Bulgakov said Saturday.

"To control the ecology of the Russian Arctic zone, a regional environmental center of the Northern Fleet is to be created in the near future, which will carry out ecological monitoring and control compliance with Russian and international environmental legislation," Bulgakov said.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Russia dispatches naval force to reopen Arctic base

MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday (Sep 6) sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region, Russian news agencies reported. Moscow is ramping up its military presence in the pristine but energy-rich region as other countries such as Canada and Norway are also staking claims to access its resources.

President Vladimir Putin last year ordered the military to return to a base on the far-Northern New Siberian Islands that was abandoned in 1993. On Saturday, a fleet of six ships including two large landing ships set off from the port of Severomorsk in northern Russia, a spokesman for the Western military district, Vadim Serga, told ITAR-TASS news agency.

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