Atle Staalesen

The town of Dikson and the surrounding Taymyr Peninsula has the most rapid temperature increase in Russia, as well as an aggravating melting of permafrost and nearby sea ice.
October 02, 2018
DEA Norge, the company controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, did not find oil in the license area which it controls together with new partner Wintershall
October 02, 2018
The situation for gays and lesbians in Russia is deteriorating, says journalist and writer Aleksandr Borisov. He foresees more persecution of homosexuals.
September 29, 2018
The 2,500 meter long runway on the Nagurskoye base in Russia’s Franz Josef Land is getting a new and solid top layer which will open up for year-round flights with heavy aircrafts.
September 26, 2018
For the first time, mobile coastal defense system Bastion test launched from Russia’s remote Arctic base of Kotelny.
September 26, 2018
Over the last five years the region’s economically active population has shrunk by more than 10 percent.
September 25, 2018
The appraisal well drilled by company Lundin at the Alta structure is an important step towards another major field development in the northern Norwegian waters.
September 25, 2018
As the Russian treasury is running out of money, government appeals to the country’s biggest industrial companies for funding to new projects.
September 24, 2018
The two brand new 160-meter long vessels that are making it through the Russian Arctic shipping route produce less than half of normal vessels’ carbon dioxide emissions.
September 21, 2018
The Heiss area is located along the coasts of the Franz Josef Land and could hold up to 140 million tons of oil and 2 trillion cubic meters of gas. Now, Gazprom is training on how to remove icebergs from the harsh Arctic waters.
September 20, 2018