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Arctic

Where and how to see the full solar eclipse this Friday March 20
The “supermoon” will move between the sun and the Earth on Friday in an event that will darken the skies above Northern Europe. According to astronomers, this type of eclipse is so rare it will occur only three times more this century.

19.03.2015 18:00

Arctic pacification & terrorist elimination: Russia’s military drills continue (VIDEO)
Unprecedented mock warfare in Russia is gaining momentum, with fleets hunting enemy submarines, strategic bombers testing national air defenses and special forces training to eliminate terrorist groups attempting to infiltrate the country.

19.03.2015 11:29

Hornets’ nest: Massive drills across Russia, 20 ships in Baltic Sea (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Russia is getting ready to counteract and repel land-sea-air military aggression on its western, northern, southern and eastern borders simultaneously, as massive drills of all military branches are underway across Russia.

18.03.2015 06:22

Canada to spend billions on Arctic military equipment - report
As demand for the Arctic’s resource riches heats up, Canada is set to spend billions of dollars on new patrol ships, polar satellites, upgrading transport and providing winter gear for troops, among other expenditures.

14.03.2015 10:46

Russia's Northern Fleet get multipurpose vehicle for deep snow, water, and swamps
The Arctic brigades of the Russian Northern Fleet are getting an off-road vehicle destined for the rough conditions of deep snow and freezing temperatures, while also being able to float in the water.

06.03.2015 19:38

US ‘woefully behind’ in Arctic – Alaska senator
One Alaska senator has called for a greater US involvement in the Arctic, criticizing the “lack of capacity” in the region to address issues ranging from maritime safety to climate change.

05.03.2015 22:20

Appoint Arctic ambassador or be ‘outmaneuvered’ – UK Lords
The United Kingdom should select an ambassador for the Arctic or risk being left out of key decisions in the region, a House of Lords report says.

27.02.2015 09:15

Russia’s military doctrine remains ‘solely defensive’ – Putin
Russia is going to maintain its security “consistently and rigorously,” President Vladimir Putin has said. And despite NATO’s military buildup close to Russian borders, the national military doctrine will remain solely defensive, he said.

19.12.2014 14:56

Denmark to officially claim piece of Arctic shelf, including North Pole
Denmark is set to file claim with the UN to a large area of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean, including the North Pole. But the claim isn't likely to come without a fight, as Russia and Canada have expressed interest in the resource-rich area.

15.12.2014 18:59

Barely surviving: Alaska's polar bear population falls 40% in 10 years
Polar bears are becoming an endangered species in Alaska, where their numbers have fallen by 40 percent in a decade, says a new study. Poor ice conditions linked to global warming, limiting access to their traditional prey, may be to blame.

23.11.2014 06:32

1.2 million sq.km, 5 billion tons of fuel: Russia to apply for Artic shelf expansion
Russia will address the UN on the expansion of its Arctic shelf next spring. If successful the move would see the country adding an area of 1.2 million sq. kilometers in the Arctic Ocean, holding 5 billion tons of standard fuel, to its territory.

29.10.2014 15:44

Russian army beefs up Artic presence over Western threat
By next year Russia will be ready to “meet unwelcome guests” coming from any direction, after completing a network of radar stations in the Arctic, the Russian Defense Minister said.

29.10.2014 10:23