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11:03, 07 March 2018 Wednesday

The first tanker that crossed the melted Arctic in winter

The tanker, which is named after Russian geologist and explorer Baron Eduard Toll, is designed to break through ice up to 1.8m thick, and is said to be the first ever ship to tackle the Northern Sea Route during winter unassisted.

09:57, 14 December 2016 Wednesday

Arctic registers record warmth in 2016

Report sounds alarm about declining sea ice, snow, Greenland sheet ice

07:17, 19 May 2016 Thursday

Outcry as Norway opens new Arctic oil zones

Norway has awarded 10 oil licences to energy companies in the Arctic, opening new acreage for exploration for the first time in two decades and granting access to an offshore zone bordering Russia.

10:29, 31 October 2015 Saturday

Arctic attracting new military scrutiny

The Arctic, known to be a stable, and peaceful is now holding the attention of the US and Russia

13:29, 30 June 2015 Tuesday

U S activists to protest against Shell Arctic oil rig

Activists in the US have planned to protest the Arctic oil rig near Alaska

09:12, 27 February 2015 Friday

U S Navy chief urges more frequent exercises in Arctic

Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert said they should be held more frequently to ensure the Navyis ready for increased operations in the Arctic as weather conditions change

12:25, 14 January 2015 Wednesday

Polar bears migrate north of Canada seeking longer lasting ice

The migration has occurred during the last one to three generations of the predators, or between 15 and 45 years

12:54, 13 January 2015 Tuesday

Russia to strengthen military capabilities in Crimea Arctic

The new doctrine also identified NATO expansion as an external risk facing Russia.

13:44, 16 December 2014 Tuesday

Denmark stakes claim to resource-rich North Pole

It argues that a major submarine ridge of the Arctic Ocean is an extension of its autonomous Greenland.

11:28, 02 October 2014 Thursday

Melting ice forces some walruses to beach in Alaska

Researchers monitoring these patterns estimate as many as 35,000 walruses came to shore near the coastal village of Point Lay, about 700 miles (1130 km) north of Anchorage at the weekend.

11:17, 28 September 2014 Sunday

Russian Rosneft announces vast oil find in Arctic

Rosneft and U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil have found huge oil reserves in the Kara Sea region

12:28, 27 September 2014 Saturday

Rosneft-Exxon discover offshore Arctic oil

Exxon and Rosneft signed a $3.2 billion agreement in 2011 to develop the region.

09:59, 20 September 2014 Saturday

Exxon to 'wind down' drilling in Russian Arctic

U.S. Treasury Department allows ExxonMobil to scale down operations following introduction of sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.

15:07, 14 September 2014 Sunday

Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

Projects now in jeopardy include a landmark drilling programme by U.S. giant Exxon Mobil in the Russian Arctic that started in August as part of a joint venture with the Kremlin's oil champion Rosneft.

09:27, 11 September 2014 Thursday

U S EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration

The planned sanctions over Russia's aggression toward Ukraine would ban U.S. and European companies from cooperating with Russia on searching its Arctic territory, deep seas or shale formations for crude

10:11, 22 August 2014 Friday

Norway's Statoil drilling with Russian company despite sanctions

It is too early to say how the sanctions will have an impact on Statoil’s activities in Russia, according to company official.

09:29, 24 July 2014 Thursday

EU could halt technology for Russia to develop Arctic oil

While stopping far short of targeting physical energy supplies, EU ministers for the first time this week raised the idea of restricting Russian access to oil and gas technology.

16:19, 29 May 2014 Thursday

Greenpeace ship arrives at Arctic drill site- UPDATED

Oil firms are drilling further north than ever as the Arctic ice retreats and a relaxing of the law allows companies to work in areas where winter ice was common just decades ago.

17:08, 19 May 2014 Monday

Chinese tycoon buys 100 hectares from Norway

Zhongkun Group property developer founder Huang Nubo, who is looking to invest $111 million in Norway in the next five to ten years, also hopes to purchase a tract of privately owned Arctic Svalbard Islands.

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