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US Arctic research guidelines are getting an overhaul

US Arctic research guidelines are getting an overhaul

For the first time in decades, U.S. federal agencies that conduct research in the Arctic are reexamining the way they do that research.The Interagency...

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A conservation group is suing an Icelandic whaling company for killing a hybrid whale

A conservation group is suing an Icelandic whaling company for killing a hybrid whale

The conservation organization Jarðarvinir is suing the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf for hunting a fin whale/blue whale hybrid last month."A while ago it...
Greenland polar bear management plan seeks balance between conservation and exploitation

Greenland polar bear management plan seeks balance between conservation and exploitation

Establishing clear guidelines for protecting polar bears will ensure the people of Greenland continued access to an important traditional resource, while the same time...
Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Congress calls for a new US Arctic defense strategy

Last week, the new National Defense Authorization Act made headlines for strongly recommending the construction of six polar-class icebreakers in the next decade —...
With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

With warming Arctic, Russian navy gets larger areas to patrol

Eight vessels from Russia's Northern Fleet vessels set sail from the fleet’s main base in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula Wednesday heading northeast on...
The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key facts

The furor over a tourism-related polar bear death misses some key facts

A recent and very unfortunate incident in Svalbard where a polar bear was killed in self-defense after attacking a man from a cruise vessel...