Company VostokCoal has backing from the highest political level for its extraction and export of 30 million tons of coal per year from Taybass, the coal basin on the northern tip of great Taymyr peninsula.
«The lights came from all around us, like a massive explosion that lasted for some five, six seconds,» says Barents Observer’s reporter Atle Staalesen who came by car just north of Inari Thursday evening.
Imagine the silent ride through the frost and snowy nature under the Northern Lights in Lapland. We are ready to produce electric snow mobiles when the market is ready, says Risto Perttula, Research and Development Director with BRP.
A group of high-profile scientists specializing in Arctic research is urging the five Arctic coastal states and the five major distant-fishing players to finalize discussions on signing an international agreement on regulating any future fishery in the Central Arctic Ocean.
Strategic concerns over the vulnerability of China’s current trade routes and climate change are pushing Beijing to pay growing attention to developing new transport infrastructure and shipping routes across the increasingly accessible Arctic, experts say.