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Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Copenhagen is ignoring Russian, Chinese activity in the Arctic, lawmakers warn

Members of the Danish national assembly have roundly criticised the government for failing to pay sufficient attention to threats to stability in the region...

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Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

Melting glaciers at Novaya Zemlya contain radiation from nuclear bomb tests

A scientific expedition to Novaya Zemlya has discovered “big concentrations of radioactivity” in the ice — and concluded that the glaciers are melting into...
Icelanders remain opposed to EU membership

Icelanders remain opposed to EU membership

Most Icelanders remain firmly opposed to the idea of joining the European Union according to the results of a new opinion poll produced by...
Alaska’s Red Dog Mine plans expansion into new territory

Alaska’s Red Dog Mine plans expansion into new territory

The operator of one of the world’s biggest zinc mines is seeking government permits that to expand into territory that might result in a...
A new Russian state commission undertakes Putin’s big Arctic plans

A new Russian state commission undertakes Putin’s big Arctic plans

Russia’s new state Commission for the Arctic will have work to support President Vladimir Putin’s new top priorities in the region, including efforts to...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly — as the...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...