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Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

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By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. | Video

Politics, World, Russia 12 Sep 2014

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. | Video

World, Politics, Russia 12 Sep 2014

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

OSLO, Sept 11 - Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report on Thursday that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

Science, Environment 11 Sep 2014

U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia

WASHINGTON - The United States and European Union plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc, U.S. government sources said.

World, Russia 10 Sep 2014

U.S., EU ready new sanctions to stop oil exploration in Russia

WASHINGTON - The United States and European Union plan to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp and BP Plc, U.S. government sources said.

World, Russia 10 Sep 2014

Polar bear DNA found from tracks in snow, in conservation step

OSLO - Polar bear DNA has been isolated for the first time from footprints left in the snow on an Arctic island, a breakthrough that could help scientists better protect rare and endangered wild animals, experts said on Tuesday.

Science, Environment 02 Sep 2014

Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of 'cold rush'

OSLO, - Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

Environment, Russia 28 Aug 2014

Arctic oil well blowout could spread more than 1,000 km: WWF study

CALGARY Alberta - Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometers to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study showed on Friday.

25 Jul 2014

EU's planned sanctions against Russia to hit South Stream, Yamal LNG

LONDON/BRUSSELS - The European Union's proposed sanctions against Russia, targeting sensitive technology, take aim at Gazprom's huge South Stream gas pipeline project to Europe and Novatek's Arctic Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.

World, Russia 24 Jul 2014