Russia’s Nornickel fights cover-up accusations over Arctic oil spill

Russia’s Nornickel fights cover-up accusations over Arctic oil spill

MOSCOW — Pressure is mounting on Russian mining company Norilsk Nickel over an Arctic oil spill that has wiped about 17 percent off its...
Hunters in High Arctic communities are set to receive funds for marine stewardship

Hunters in High Arctic communities are set to receive funds for...

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association will be handing out $100,000 checks to hunters and trappers organizations in five High Arctic communities this summer.The money flows...
Austrian scientists are studying an Arctic plant revived from a 32,000-year-old seed

Austrian scientists are studying an Arctic plant revived from a 32,000-year-old...

Scientists in Vienna are seeking to sequence the genome of an ancient flowering plant believed to have been buried 32,000 years ago by an...
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...
Russia’s Nornickel disputes $2 billion Arctic spill damages claim

Russia’s Nornickel disputes $2 billion Arctic spill damages claim

MOSCOW — Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) is disputing more than $2 billion in damages after a fuel spill which Russia's environmental watchdog...
Siberia temperatures hit a record for June as wildfires spread

Siberia temperatures hit a record for June as wildfires spread

GENEVA/MOSCOW — Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, in...
Russian watchdog seeks $2 billion in damages from Nornickel over Arctic fuel spill

Russian watchdog seeks $2 billion in damages from Nornickel over Arctic...

MOSCOW — Russia's environmental watchdog has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) to pay almost 148 billion rubles ($2...
Russia temporarily halts parts of Nornickel power unit after fuel spill

Russia temporarily halts parts of Nornickel power unit after fuel spill

MOSCOW — Russia's safety watchdog on Friday ordered a power unit of mining giant Norilsk Nickel to suspend operations at six facilities for 90...
100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave...

The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer put an exclamation point...
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...