Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

Legislation seeks to protect polar bear denning habitat in Arctic refuge

A new bill introduced in Congress would forbid any oil-related development within a mile of polar bear denning habitat in the Arctic National Wildlife...
Deutsche Bank calls an immediate halt to future Arctic oil and gas investments

Deutsche Bank calls an immediate halt to future Arctic oil and...

FRANKFURT — Deutsche Bank, in a revamp of its policies for fossil fuels, said on Monday that it would no longer finance new projects...
Why a 20,000-tonne oil spill in the Russian Arctic could take decades to clean up

Why a 20,000-tonne oil spill in the Russian Arctic could take...

After a storage tank in Norilsk, northern Russia, collapsed in late May, 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel was released into the environment. Strong winds...
Most polar bear populations will collapse by century’s end without emissions cuts, study says

Most polar bear populations will collapse by century’s end without emissions...

If global carbon emissions continue at their current rate, only a handful of polar bear populations — located in very far north Arctic island...
After a massive Arctic fuel leak, Putin signs a law requiring firms to be ready for oil spills

After a massive Arctic fuel leak, Putin signs a law requiring...

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring companies involved in oil production or handling other hydrocarbons to have adequate resources for...
How miners’ hunt for metals to power electric cars threatens Sámi reindeer herders’ homeland

How miners’ hunt for metals to power electric cars threatens Sámi...

Tuomas Siilasjoki and Minna Näkkäläjärvi say they were taken by surprise when a mobile drill rig one day appeared in the horizon. Nobody had...
A new polar bear denning study is a mixed bag for Alaska’s oil industry

A new polar bear denning study is a mixed bag for...

Polar bears on Alaska’s North Slope are not easily dislodged from their snowy dens by oil-industrial noise, according to a new study. That finding...
Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver to eastern markets

Russian Arctic shipments to Asia grow slightly, as LNG carriers deliver...

Shipments on the Northern Sea Route continue to increase, despite a global pandemic and world economic meltdown. In the first half of 2020, the...
Hilcorp officially takes over BP’s Arctic leases and operator position at Prudhoe Bay

Hilcorp officially takes over BP’s Arctic leases and operator position at...

Independent Texas-based Hilcorp Energy Co. has officially taken over the Arctic Alaska oilfield assets owned for decades by oil giant BP.The upstream portion of...
Reindeer herders say they will sue to halt Norway’s largest wind farm

Reindeer herders say they will sue to halt Norway’s largest wind...

A group of Sámi reindeer herders in Norway say they intend to seek legal action against the owners of what is to be that...