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  1. Navy prepares for Arctic operations as ice thins

    A new cold war is forming — very cold. The Navy expects to have enough trained personnel and equipment by 2030 to respond to contingencies and emergencies in the Arctic, said Robert Freeman, spokesman for the Oceanographer of the Navy. Beyond 2030, the Navy "will be capable of...

  2. Commodities: Is The Arctic Home To The “New Great Game”?

    As a resource-rich region which is home to copious amounts of oil, gas, gold, and an array of other metals, the Arctic will be a theatre of geopolitical competition between NATO and Russia in the coming decades, along with attempts by NATO to contain Russia. The Arctic holds an estimated 13%...

  3. Sweden Proposes Aggressive Nordic Defense

    Against a backdrop of increasing security tensions sparked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, Sweden has won universal Nordic backing for its plan to elevate cross-border defense cooperation to match the actual long-term threats in the region. Sweden, which has assumed chairmanship of...

  4. Aerosols offset up to 2.2C of Arctic Warming, says Study

    Aerosol cooling has offset some global warming in the Arctic and prevented Arctic temperatures from rising even faster than they would otherwise have done, say researchers. Both greenhouse-gas changes and changes in aerosols as well as other human factors have made significant contributions...

  5. TANBREEZ still in negotiations with the Greenland government

    The mining company TANBREEZ have since 2001 explored the mineral deposits at Killavaat Alannguat (Kringlerne) in Southern Greenland. The company have discovered commercially interesting deposits of i.e. Rare Earth Elements, named the world’s largest proven REE body with so far 4.7 billion...

  6. Obama: Climate Change a Growing National Security Threat

    Rising seas, worsening droughts, melting Arctic ice and extreme weather events rank among the most potent threats to U.S. national security, alongside violent extremism, cyberattacks and Russian aggression, according to a national security strategy released by the Obama administration...

  7. In search of an Arctic 'holy grail'

    The area of the Arctic Ocean that sea ice covers has long been detectable from satellite data. Images of sea ice drifting southward along Greenland’s coast and graphs showing declining summer ice around Alaska are commonplace in climate science. But the thickness of that ice is not so...

  8. Call for Proposals: 2016 Fisheries Resource Monitoring

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Subsistence Management's Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program is seeking technically sound proposals that gather information to manage and conserve subsistence fishery resources on Federal public lands and waters in...

  9. Polar Law Master's programmes in Iceland

    Do you have students who are interested in furthering their education in law or environmental studies? The Master’s programmes at the University of Akureyri are the first of their kind in the world and provide a unique focus on Polar Law. All the Polar Law subjects are taught in...