Category: Arctic

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Jul
2020

Reindeer Herders Stumble Upon Partially Intact Woolly Mammoth Skeleton In SiberiaReindeer Herders Stumble Upon Partially Intact Woolly Mammoth Skeleton In Siberia

Scientists in Russia are working to retrieve the skeleton of a woolly mammoth from a lake in northern Siberia after the remains were found by local reindeer herders earlier this week. Russian television footage released Friday showed the scientists looking for fragments of the skeleton along the shallows of Pechevalavato Lake in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous […]

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Jul
2020

Russia And NATO Ramp Up Military Presence In The Arctic As Ice RecedesRussia And NATO Ramp Up Military Presence In The Arctic As Ice Recedes

Russia and NATO are each increasing their military presence in the Arctic as receding ice opens up new opportunities to expand in the region. The potential for a conventional conflict in the Arctic is low but an increasing military buildup by both Russia and NATO could quickly set the stage for “great power competition,” according […]

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Jun
2020

Putin Declares State Of Emergency After 20,000 Tons Of Oil Spill Into Russian RiverPutin Declares State Of Emergency After 20,000 Tons Of Oil Spill Into Russian River

Russian president Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency Thursday after 20,000 tons of diesel fuel leaked from a power plant storage facility into a river along the Arctic coast during an accident May 29. The plant, located in the city of Norilsk, is operated by NTEK, a subsidiary of Nornickel, the world’s largest producer […]

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Mar
2020

Western military presence in the Arctic threatens international securityWestern military presence in the Arctic threatens international security

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… This week the US Navy released on a video the emergence of its powerful submarine USS Toledo in the Arctic, in a clear act of military propaganda. The maneuver was conducted as part […]

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Oct
2019

Serenading and protecting walruses in the Russian ArcticSerenading and protecting walruses in the Russian Arctic

Submitted by Olivia Kroth… The Russian region of the Arctic is of great importance to Russia in many respects. It has a great number of valuable natural resources and specific ecosystems. Russia’s “Arctic Policy” covers all Russian possessions located north of the Arctic Circle, which means about one-fifth of Russia’s total landmass. The main goals […]

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Aug
2019

Danish Researchers Say 10 Billion Tons Of Greenland Ice Melted In 24 HoursDanish Researchers Say 10 Billion Tons Of Greenland Ice Melted In 24 Hours

August 02, 2019 12:10 PM ET Over 10 billion tons of ice and snow in Greenland melted in a 24-hour period, Danish researchers said Thursday. 56% percent of Greenland’s surface experienced detectable surface melting Wednesday, according to Polar Portal, a polar statistics source run by Danish research institutions. The melting is related to the heat wave […]

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