Oil drilling rigs are sailing north for Russia’s Arctic waters

Oil drilling rigs are sailing north for Russia’s Arctic waters

With wells set to be drilled in the waters of the Kara Sea and the Gulf of Ob this summer, oil drilling rigs are...
‘The People vs Arctic Oil’: Climate activists target Norway at human rights court

‘The People vs Arctic Oil’: Climate activists target Norway at human...

OSLO — Norwegian climate activists have asked the European Court of Human Rights to rule against Norway's plans for more oil drilling in the...
Teriberka gets Russia’s second Arctic research station powered by renewables

Teriberka gets Russia’s second Arctic research station powered by renewables

The fishing village of Teriberka on the coast of the Barents Sea will be home to Russia's second snowflake-shaped international Arctic research station, announced...
Pacific walrus protections are poised to get a fresh look

Pacific walrus protections are poised to get a fresh look

The loss of Arctic sea ice prompted Endangered Species Act protections for three species of marine mammals in Alaska — polar bears, ringed seals...
Norway offers oil firms 70 Barents Sea exploration blocks

Norway offers oil firms 70 Barents Sea exploration blocks

Oil companies are invited to apply for drilling licenses in 84 blocks on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to an announcement Wednesday. Of those...
France’s TotalEnergies acquires a stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG trans-shipping company

France’s TotalEnergies acquires a stake in Novatek’s Arctic LNG trans-shipping company

The French supermajor oil company TotalEnergies said last week that it signed an agreement with Novatek to acquire 10 percent of Arctic Transshipment LLC,...
Enel eyes potential green hydrogen project in Russian Arctic

Enel eyes potential green hydrogen project in Russian Arctic

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Europe's biggest utility Enel is looking to develop a green hydrogen project in Russia as part of plans to expand...
Novatek’s final Yamal LNG train comes online

Novatek’s final Yamal LNG train comes online

The Russian natural gas company Novatek experienced extensive technical troubles with its final train of the Yamal LNG, according to newspaper Kommersant, but those...
Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Biden administration suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Citing "legal deficiencies" that include inadequate environmental review, the U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday suspended all activity related oil and gas exploration on leases...
Pulling power: the green lure of Sweden’s industrial far north

Pulling power: the green lure of Sweden’s industrial far north

STOCKHOLM — Long home to polluting industries, the hydro and wind power of Sweden's far north is set to reduce the country's carbon footprint...