Russian fisheries say they will safeguard Arctic stocks

Russian fisheries say they will safeguard Arctic stocks

Several of Russia's biggest fish companies have signed a new deal meant to help protect vulnerable Arctic seabed against trawling.The companies, all of them engaged in...
The secret to Iceland’s tourism boom? A financial crash and a volcanic eruption

The secret to Iceland’s tourism boom? A financial crash and a...

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland has discovered the secret to a booming tourist industry: First have a mammoth financial implosion, then an enormous volcanic explosion.The...
Magnificent lights over Sweden likely caused by rocket fuel: tour operator

Magnificent lights over Sweden likely caused by rocket fuel: tour operator

Tour guide operator and founder of Sweden's Lights Over Lapland, Chad Blakley, says what was originally thought to be an unidentified flying object over Abisko...
Rights groups urge permanent move from China mall for ‘saddest’ polar bear

Rights groups urge permanent move from China mall for ‘saddest’ polar...

BEIJING -- Animal rights groups have called for the permanent return home of "the saddest polar bear in the world" on display in a shopping...
Russia’s most polluted city eyes a clearer sky

Russia’s most polluted city eyes a clearer sky

Norilsk Nickel signed a $1.7 billion contract on a major industrial modernization and emissions in Norilsk will be slashed, the company says.The company’s contract...
Study: Proportion of Alaska Natives allowed to hunt marine mammals decreases

Study: Proportion of Alaska Natives allowed to hunt marine mammals decreases

At the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks last month, Sealaska Heritage Institute presented a study addressing the possibility of changing the definition...
At Arctic meeting, Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation

At Arctic meeting, Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation

OSLO — NATO allies Britain and Norway agreed on Thursday to beef up their defense cooperation, including maritime surveillance and joint exercises on Norwegian soil,...
Northern Sweden eyes an Arctic strategy of its own

Northern Sweden eyes an Arctic strategy of its own

The region of Norrbotten in the north of Sweden intends to take on a stronger role in Arctic affairs."So far, we have missed a...
Tributes pour into Alaska for North Slope leader Itta

Tributes pour into Alaska for North Slope leader Itta

Praise poured in Monday for deceased North Slope Borough mayor and Inupiaq whaler Edward Itta, with prominent leaders remembering him as a “world-class politician”...
For Iceland, rapid growth in tourism proves a mixed bag

For Iceland, rapid growth in tourism proves a mixed bag

A land of volcanoes, hot springs, moonlike landscape, amazing waterfalls and all surrounded by an spectacular ocean for whale-watching.Iceland has it all.While the tourist industry...