University in Norway’s Arctic mulls cuts to Russian programs

University in Norway’s Arctic mulls cuts to Russian programs

An evaluation report issued last week by the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø proposes to make a number of cuts in study programs,...
Fearing mercury, Nunatsiavut Inuit fight planned Labrador dam

Fearing mercury, Nunatsiavut Inuit fight planned Labrador dam

For the 2,000 Inuit living near Lake Melville, in Nunatsiavut, Labrador, the choice has come down to taking risk into their own hands or...
A dangerous Cold War legacy left behind in the Arctic is set to be cleaned up

A dangerous Cold War legacy left behind in the Arctic is...

About 22,000 spent nuclear fuel elements from the operation of Soviet submarines are stored in three dilapidated concrete tanks a few hundred meters from...
The ‘saddest’ polar bear lives in a mall in China

The ‘saddest’ polar bear lives in a mall in China

BEIJING — In a shopping mall in southern China, a polar bear named Pizza paces past murals of icebergs in his glass enclosure. He...
Russian military wraps up exercise near Norwegian border

Russian military wraps up exercise near Norwegian border

In a show of force, the land and coastal units of Russia's Northern Fleet made full use of its powerful arsenal during this week’s exercise...
Climate scientist Gordon Hamilton, 50, dies in accident in Antarctica

Climate scientist Gordon Hamilton, 50, dies in accident in Antarctica

Gordon Hamilton, a prominent climate scientist who studied Earth's melting ice sheets, died Saturday, when his snowmobile went into a crevasse in Antarctica, according...
US appeals court supports climate-based listing of bearded seals as threatened

US appeals court supports climate-based listing of bearded seals as threatened

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reinstated a decision protecting bearded seals in Alaska under the Endangered Species Act, reversing a lower-court...
Russia puzzled at Norway’s decision to allow stationing of U.S. troops in 2017

Russia puzzled at Norway’s decision to allow stationing of U.S. troops...

OSLO/BRUSSELS — Russia is puzzled at the decision by its neighbor Norway to allow U.S. troops to be stationed on its soil from next year,...
Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in 2017

Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in...

OSLO — Norway will allow U.S. troops to be stationed on its soil for a limited period from next year, the defense ministry said on...
No Chinese resort in Svalbard, after all

No Chinese resort in Svalbard, after all

In 2014, Chinese billionaire and property tycoon Huang Nubo said he would bid for the property located near Longyearbyen in Svalbard, and that he...