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Authors of Russia’s new constitution eye direct federal control for Arctic regions

Authors of Russia’s new constitution eye direct federal control for Arctic...

Far northern territories, border areas and closed military towns should be directly subjected to the federal government in Moscow, says a leading member of...

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A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring international action

A rising tide of plastic pollution in the Arctic is spurring international action

People in the Arctic increasingly face a conundrum: Why are their waters and marine systems — so far away from the world’s major population...
Iceland halts its commercial lobster harvest

Iceland halts its commercial lobster harvest

Populations of Norway lobster in Iceland are on the verge of disappearing, that country’s marine research institute has warned, after recording a 20 percent...
Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

Russia’s powerful new icebreaker runs into trouble during sea trials

An electrical propulsion motor experienced technical troubles during sea trials of Russia's powerful new Arktika icebreaker and a commission is now considering ways to...
Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

Trump’s 2021 budget includes more funding for icebreakers, other Arctic priorities

The Trump administration's $4.8 trillion proposed 2021 U.S. budget was released Monday, and it includes funding for several Arctic-related initiatives. Key among these are...
Greenland turns to ‘higher intensity’ marketing to re-energize oil exploration

Greenland turns to ‘higher intensity’ marketing to re-energize oil exploration

Greenland has all the makings of a profitable oil province, but it cannot expect the industry to come knocking on its door. That's the...