Russia seeds clouds in Siberia to douse raging wildfires

Russia seeds clouds in Siberia to douse raging wildfires

MOSCOW — Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to bring down rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said on Friday.The Russian forestry...
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...
A California company’s purchase aims to put a critical Alaska air carrier back into service

A California company’s purchase aims to put a critical Alaska air...

A southern California airline company that catered well-heeled commuters wanting to avoid traffic-snarled highways has bought a large portion of a bankrupt Alaska airline...
Pressure mounts for Edmonton’s football club to act on a name change

Pressure mounts for Edmonton’s football club to act on a name...

As the debate about the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton team grows louder, the franchise now says it’s accelerating its latest review process.Earlier this year,...
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 Russian Arctic naval base welcomes a new ballistic missile submarine

A Russian Arctic naval base welcomes a new ballistic missile submarine

Three weeks after it was officially handed over to Russia's Northern Fleet, the ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Vladimir has arrived in its home base...
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...
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...