7 days ago
Norway has given companies new licenses to explore and drill for oil and gas off its coast, mainly in the Barents Sea in the Arctic region.
35 days ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, sporting a blue suit coat amid the ski sweaters and tribal costumes at the meeting, said the world must crack down on polluting emissions that endanger the Arctic.
42 days ago
Both are pushing to gain a foothold in the Arctic, where melting ice is opening passages for shipping and could create a boom in the extraction of fossil fuels and minerals.
100 days ago
Outsiders, including the European Union, are concerned that China is eyeing investments in Greenland as a way to gain a toehold in the resource-rich Arctic region.
156 days ago
The Foreign Office added in a statement that it "very much appreciates" the Russian government's desire to recognize the "brave and valuable" service provided by the Arctic convoy veterans.
161 days ago
Environmentalists welcomed the broad review by the Obama administration, which has been pushing Arctic oil exploration as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
167 days ago
Two national environmental groups are calling for a halt to federal permits for Arctic offshore petroleum drilling after the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill ship off Alaska's coast.
167 days ago
Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said the company has a successful history of working offshore in Alaska and is confident that it can build a multidecade business in the Arctic.
175 days ago
Alaska, like Europe, has hopes for economic benefits from the melting ice, including easier access for Arctic oil and tourism, as well as the potential for expanded fisheries.