Thomas Nilsen

With ice edge at record north this autumn, the distance to the top of the world wasn’t too difficult for nuclear-powered Arktika on her maiden voyage.
October 05, 2020
Snow is soft as air temperature is still above freezing, but downhill skiers seem happy with a nearly two months earlier season-opening than normal.
October 05, 2020
Nornickel’s pollution cloud covering the fragile taiga forest on the Kola Peninsula comes only a few days after CEO Vladimir Potanin said a company that pays high dividends to shareholders must be able to spend serious funds on ensuring sustainable development.
October 04, 2020
Governor Andrey Chibis led the group of bikers marking season’s close in Russia’s Arctic capital on Saturday. Masks were on and off at random and social distancing was neglected in most photoshoots.
October 04, 2020
Another 12 special design casks with spent nuclear fuel from Cold War submarines are soon to be shipped out of Andreeva Bay on Russia's Arctic Barents Sea coast.
October 02, 2020
The ship "Akademik Aleksandrov" is closely linked with testing of Russia's disruptive nuclear-powered underwater drone and the top-secret Harmony system of underwater sensors.
September 30, 2020
With a data rate of at least 66 terabytes per second, the 10,600 km link is expected to be on of the fastest in the world.
September 29, 2020
Europe’s northernmost plant for making liquid natural gas, on Norway's coast to the Barents Sea, is shut down and evacuated as local firefighters try to extinguish the fire.
September 28, 2020
Finland reintroduces travel restrictions to Norway and Sweden and many other European countries due to the COVID-19 situation, but exemptions are made for border municipalities in the north.
September 24, 2020