Russia should retain and utilize its position in the Arctic not only for economic but also for security reasons and to preserve its national identity and integrity, the Russian President has announced.
Oil and gas companies still manage to hush threats to fracking using money and huge political power, despite people rising against the practice all over the world, Rose Braz, climate campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity, told RT.
Russia has started building the world’s largest universal nuclear-powered icebreaker capable of navigating in the Arctic and in the shallow waters of Siberian rivers. The unique vessel will further increase Russia’s dominance in the region.
South Korea has made its first commercial freight voyage by the Northern Sea Route, an icy passage it says has a big financial future. It reduces the time between St. Petersburg and Korea by 10 days, and provides a ‘safer’ alternative to the Suez Canal.
Russia arrested 25 activists from the ‘Save the Arctic’ campaign who tried to hinder the work of a Gazprom oil rig in the Arctic Sea, Greenpeace said. It comes after Moscow lodged a protest with the Netherlands over the actions of the activists' vessel.
The decade-plus battle in Texas on whether to teach lessons on evolution and climate change flared up again Tuesday, as advocates on both sides pled their case in a debate on proposed high school biology textbooks.
For the first time, scientists have found “conclusive evidence” indicating that an asteroid or comet that struck Quebec around 12,900 years ago led to the development of agriculture and the “dawn of civilization.”
California is making plans to store solar and wind power in order to incorporate renewable energy into its electricity grid. By “bottling” sunlight, the state hopes to have reliable solar energy at its disposal even during the dark, winter months.