Medvedev orders plan to increase Northern Sea Route capacity

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a plan for development of the Northern Sea Route. The aim is to increase capacity by 20 times ove

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2015-06-24

The shippers are willing, but the insurers are leery

Insurers can see the point of opening Arctic shipping lanes, but that doesn’t mean they want to underwrite the ships that sail them Before Arctic ship

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2015-06-18

Will Ukraine Scupper Russia's Arctic Plans?

Last year saw Putin's Russia cement itself as an increasingly assertive international power. Russia's annexation of Crimea and its sustained aggressio

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2015-06-18

Northern Fleet plans large Arctic exercise in 2015

The Northern Fleet is planning to conduct a large exercise focusing on defense of Russia’s important economic assets in the Arctic in course of 2015,

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2015-06-11

Lawsuit Filed Against Fossil Fuel Drilling in the Arctic

With possible drilling expected to begin in July, several environmental groups led by the Sierra Club filed a petition in the US District Court of App

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2015-06-11

Arctic cooperation must continue

The Arctic Council ministerial meeting, hosted by the Canadian government in Iqaluit on April 24, 2015, proved to be a productive and substantial even

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2015-06-11

Rapid Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather changes in Europe and US

Arctic warming appears to be the prime reason behind fluctuations in the polar jet stream that is causing unusual weather, study says The string of ma

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2015-06-04

Top Arctic official says cooperation key for Arctic Council under US leadership

A month into the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the nation's top Arctic official says he is being greeted with open arms around the circumpo

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2015-05-29

At Coast Guard graduation, Obama warns of climate change threat to national security

By David Nakamura May 20 President Obama warned Wednesday that climate change is a growing and "serious threat" to national security, tying severe wea

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2015-05-23

Remarks at the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council Reception

RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of StateBenjamin Franklin RoomWashington, DCMay 21, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Well, Admiral Papp, thank yo

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2015-05-23