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Greenland 'proud' its role in U.S. security recognised as air base sore point resolved

COPENHAGEN The United States and Greenland have agreed to strengthen economic and trade ties after resolving a dispute over a service contract to a U.S. air base in the north of the Arctic island.

Arctic headache for ship insurers as routes open up

LONDON When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong.

Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, set for sea trials

BIRKENHEAD, England Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces before making its maiden voyage to Antarctica late next year to boost research into climate change. | Video

People, Environment, World Oct 22 2020

As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

COPENHAGEN On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island's territorial waters.

All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

BUENOS AIRES Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.

Oct 19 2020

Russian court sentences Arctic city mayor to community service over fuel spill

MOSCOW A Russian court on Monday sentenced the former mayor of the Arctic city of Norilsk to six months of community service after finding him guilty of negligence over a major fuel spill in the region.

World, Russia, Environment Oct 19 2020

Nornickel disputes environmental cost of Arctic fuel spill

MOSCOW Russia's Norilsk Nickel estimates the environmental cost of a huge fuel spill in the Arctic in May is 21.4 billion roubles ($273 million), far less than an assessment by the country's environment watchdog, which has begun court action.

Environment, Russia Oct 05 2020

Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe

ABOARD 'ARCTIC SUNRISE' Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest. | Video

Sep 25 2020

Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe

ABOARD 'ARCTIC SUNRISE' Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest. | Video

People, Environment, World Sep 25 2020

Inspired by Thunberg, veteran climate activist logs Arctic meltdown

ABOARD 'ARCTIC SUNRISE' Jailed in Russia in 2013 for trying to halt oil drilling in the Arctic, a disillusioned Paul Ruzycki switched to working on cargo ships for a while before the words of Greta Thunberg inspired him to return to his life as a climate activist.

World, Environment, Russia Sep 25 2020
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Three in custody in France following Nice attack

PARIS A third person was taken into custody in France in connection with a knife attack which left three dead in Nice on Thursday, a police source said on Saturday, as the government ramps up security efforts against possible militant attacks. | Video