The United Kingdom’s new polar research ship was formally named RRS Sir David Attenborough on Thursday by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, becoming the flagship of British Arctic and Antarctic research.
Natural gas company Novatek gets 40 billion rubles tax deductions for the building of a grand port terminal in the Gydan Peninsula. The deal is one of a series of tax benefits for the companies investing in Russia’s new Arctic projects.
The United States has become the fourth jurisdiction after Canada, the European Union and Russia to ratify a landmark international agreement that aims to prevent unregulated commercial fishery in the high seas of the Central Arctic Ocean, officials at the State Department announced Tuesday.
Russia has produced the world’s first floating nuclear power plant. A barge mounted with nuclear reactors is expected to begin traversing the Arctic this month, bound for the Chukotka Peninsula. Across the Bering Strait, Alaskans are worried about radiation, though one Arctic security expert also sees room for optimism.