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Articles with tag "Arctic"
European Countries Halt Arctic Cooperation With Russia Over Ukraine Invasion
The Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) was established in 1993 to protect the region's estimated 5 million residents and its vulnerable ecosystems.
a hectare of one's own
Russia Gives Away Free Arctic Land to Citizens
Russia has sought to expand its development of the fast-warming region.
Putin Eyes Construction of Arctic Rail Link
Putin has made Russia's Arctic region a strategic priority and ordered massive investment in military infrastructure and mineral extraction.
Russia's New North Pole Floating Research Platform Readies for Maiden Voyage
Shrinking Arctic sea ice makes Russia's traditional practice of placing research stations on ice floes more difficult.
New Arctic Temperature Record Sounds Climate Alarm – UN
The World Meteorological Organization said a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius in the town of Verkhoyansk was the highest-ever in the region.
Arctic Could See More Rain Than Snow By 2060 as Region Warms – Study
“What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay there,” the study’s lead author said.
Russia Losing 1-3 Meters of Arctic Shoreline to Climate Change Annually – Scientists
An amount of shoreline roughly the size of central Moscow now collapses into the sea every year.
Russia Scrambles to Escort Ships Stuck in Arctic Shipping Route – Reports
At least 18 vessels were reportedly stuck in five locations along the Northern Sea Route awaiting icebreakers as of Friday.
Permafrost: A Ticking Carbon Time Bomb
With temperatures rising, the Arctic's permafrost has started to thaw — further accelerating climate change in a vicious circle.
40-Year-Old Irish Message in a Bottle Washes Up on Russian Shores
The bottle took what experts called an "unusual" route to end up in the Russian Arctic 4,000 kilometers east of Ireland.
Rosneft Sells 5% Stake in Arctic Oil Project to Commodity Traders
A consortium led by Switzerland-based Vitol will invest in the vast hydrocarbon project.
In Russia's Arctic, Children of Reindeer Herders Spend Summer Working and Playing
Photographer Alexander Romanov traveled to Russia's Arctic in July to capture how reindeer herders and their families spend the summer.
Russia to Lift Radioactive Time Bombs From Ocean Floor in 2030
Two rusty nuclear submarines will be raised from the sea beds of the Barents and Kara Seas and brought to a shipyard for safe decommissioning.
Russia Kicks Off Arctic Military Drills to Secure Sea Route
Some 8,000 troops, 120 aircraft and 50 warships have been deployed across Russia’s strategic shipping lane in the fast-melting Arctic.
Exploring the North Pole Aboard a Giant Russian Icebreaker
As climate change makes the Arctic more navigable, Russia hopes its expanding nuclear icebreaker fleet will secure its supremacy.
Russian Emergencies Minister Dies in Arctic Drills
Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, died while trying to save a prominent filmmaker in what Putin described as “an immeasurable personal loss.”
'no questions here'
On Thin Ice: Near North Pole, a Warning on Climate Change
After nearly 30 years at sea, a Russian icebreaker captain has seen firsthand the changes wrought by global warming.
The Ice Navy
Russia Races to Build Giant Icebreakers for Arctic Dominance
Experts say the icebreakers will be a game-changer for Russia's use of the Arctic.
on thin ice
Arctic Ocean’s ‘Last Ice Area’ Disappearing Faster Than Expected – Study
The oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice known as the “Last Ice Area” is melting faster than anticipated as the earth warms, scientists wrote.
miracle on ice
Russia Arctic Sailors Rescue Lost Dog After Weeklong Search
Aika the Samoyed had wandered some six kilometers out onto the inhospitable ice fields.
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