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Arctic black carbon work hampered by U.S. and Russia, says Finland


HELSINKI The Arctic region's co-operation in the battle against global warming by reducing black carbon emissions is being hampered by the United States and Russia, the Finnish foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Pompeo seen attending Finland Arctic talks amid China concerns

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to attend the May 6-7 Arctic Council meeting in Finland in a show of Washington's commitment to the region amid growing U.S. concern about China's interests there, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

World, China Mar 15 2019

Novatek's workaround allowed France's Total to buy stake in Arctic LNG 2: Ifax

MOSCOW Russia's Novatek used a special scheme, via Sberbank, to expedite French energy major Total's acquisition of a stake in its Arctic LNG 2 project, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.

Mar 07 2019

Total buys 10 percent stake in Arctic LNG 2 project from Novatek

PARIS Total has agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in the Arctic LNG 2 project from Russia's Novatek, as the French energy group looks to build up its presence in the area to service a fast-growing Asian market.

Mar 05 2019

Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change

KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer.

Environment, Science Feb 16 2019

UK's Prince Harry visits marines in the Arctic on Valentine's Day

LONDON Britain's Prince Harry flew up to the Arctic on Valentine's Day to meet the Royal Marines and learn about special freezing-weather helicopter commando exercises.

Feb 14 2019

Abide by the claw: Norway's Arctic snow crab ruling boosts claim to oil

OSLO A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway's grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations.

Feb 14 2019

Norway court rules in Oslo's favor in snow crab case with implication for oil

OSLO Ships from European Union countries need permission from Oslo to catch snow crabs off Arctic islands north of Norway, the Norwegian Supreme Court said on Thursday, in a ruling that may make it harder for EU nations to explore for oil in the region.

Feb 14 2019

Seismic surveys of U.S. Arctic refuge coastal plain delayed

ANCHORAGE, Alaska There will be no seismic exploration this winter on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Interior Department said on Friday, after the company seeking permission to conduct the tests ran out of time to get the required permit.

Feb 10 2019

Norway's Arctic islands at risk of 'devastating' warming: report

OSLO Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes by 2100, a Norwegian report said on Monday.

Environment, Norway Feb 04 2019

White House defers on release of Mueller's report, Kremlin warms

WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday it was up to the U.S. Justice Department to decide if detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation would be made public, a day after the attorney general said President Donald Trump had been cleared of any collusion.