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For the first time, comparable data ranks greenhouse gas emissions for all Finnish municipalities.
February 19, 2020
Airline company Widerøe has in its almost 90 year history never experienced this kind of weather.
February 11, 2020
Environmentalists say government neglects not only the young protesters, but also professional advice of leading experts.
May 29, 2019
Amid growing protests against Arctic drilling, the Norwegian government proposes 48 new oil blocks in the Barents Sea
March 15, 2019
Sulphur dioxid gas still lies thick over over the nickel plants located along the border to Norway. But there are now major emission cuts in the making, the company says.
February 07, 2019
There is dramatic urgency in this matter, says Peter Winsor, Arctic program director at the WWF.
February 01, 2019
Opinions on the impact of a planned test field for wind power on Uljabuouda Fell, Sweden, are divided.
January 09, 2019
A global heatwave is gaining force and the Russian government appears to acknowledge that its Arctic will be among the regions worst hit. But the country’s response is not combat of climate change, but rather adaption to the new reality.
January 04, 2019
It is black and dirty, and means big money for port developers in Murmansk.
November 21, 2018
One of the world’s most comprehensive marine research expeditions reveals powerful change in the marine life of the Barents Sea.
October 04, 2018
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
And the Norwegians should pay for it, says Deputy Governor Yevgeny Nikora.
September 05, 2018
Gazprom wants to build islands on shallow Arctic waters for well drilling, but argues that it will be too difficult to do the cleanup.
August 24, 2018
The oldest of the Soviet navy’s barges for storing spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste has safely arrived for long-term storage at the Saida Bay facility on the Kola Peninsula.
August 11, 2018
There is no more white fish in the Ob, says a resident in one of the tundra settlements located near a new Yamal oil terminal.
August 09, 2018
Average temperature in Lapland was five degrees higher than normal.
August 01, 2018
Fire fighters combat wildfires from the Kola Peninsula to Norrbotten as record heat wave continues north of the Arctic Circle.
July 23, 2018
Reindeer herding or mining on Násafjäll? The question comes to a head now that the company Elkem AS has applied for expropriation in order to start quarrying for quartz in an area where three Swedish Sámi villages and a Norwegian reindeer-herding district practice reindeer herding.
July 19, 2018
Red-hot Barents Region: Record-breaking heat at several locations in northernmost Norway, Finland and Russia Wednesday evening.
July 18, 2018
Polar bears following the sea-ice in hunt for seals have 30-35% higher concentration of perfluoroalkyl substances compared to coastal bears and levels are higher further east than the Svalbard area.
July 16, 2018
30 °C at 70 ° North in Finnmark this week.
July 13, 2018
Scientists link the sharp increase in ocean temperature to a recent decline in sea-ice import. Around Svalbard, this July is worst ever in times of records.
July 05, 2018
The company Elkem AS has submitted an application to the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries for expropriation of the rights it will need to launch mining operations on Nasafjäll, a mountain area on the border between Sweden and Norway. The company wants to start a quarry in order to mine for quarts on the Norwegian side of the border. In its statement, the municipality of Arjeplog, Sweden, says that the planned mining operations will have an impact on crossborder reindeer herding, calling for a thorough impact assessment.
July 03, 2018
The Svaipa, Grans and Semisjaur–Njarg Sámi villages and the Saltfjell Reindeer-Herding District have declared a moratorium on mining in the Nása mountain, a border area between Sweden and Norway. «This is a clear statement from the reindeer-herding villages. The goal is to prevent mining on Násafjäll, both now and in future,» says Sara Ajnnak from the Svaipa Sámi village of reindeer herders.
July 03, 2018
Russian Ecological Chamber, an NGO created by former State Duma Deputies, invites to Barents EcoWeek, a gathering other environmental groups call «a highly questionable event.»
June 22, 2018

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