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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.