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January 22, 2016
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt ...
December 23, 2015
Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa
Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further ...
December 20, 2015
Norway: Child injured in Svalbard avalanche dies in hospital
Norwegian police say one of two children who were seriously injured in an avalanche on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has ...
December 19, 2015
Avalanche hits Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago, 1 dead
Rescue workers used shovels, excavators, search dogs and powerful lamps to dig through tons of snow in total darkness ...
December 13, 2015
Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil
Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for ...
November 17, 2015
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes
More Arctic sea ice melting each summer from global warming is making it easier for ships to plot routes through the ...
October 30, 2015
With ice melting, Arctic coast guards pledge cooperation
Coast guard leaders from the U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations pledged Friday to strengthen cooperation in response to ...
October 18, 2015
Interior Department curbs future Arctic offshore drilling
The Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extend current leases in Arctic ...
October 17, 2015
Federal regulators pull back Arctic offshore lease sales
Three weeks after Royal Dutch Shell announced it was walking away from exploratory drilling in U.S. Arctic waters, the Obama ...
October 16, 2015
Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska
A colorful, threatened sea duck whose numbers plummeted in Alaska may be reintroduced to the southwest corner of the state.
October 13, 2015
Shell drill vessels leave Arctic after oil exploration ends
Two drill vessels employed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC off Alaska's northwest coast have safely departed Arctic waters for the ...
September 29, 2015
Shell move dims oil prospects, delights environmentalists
Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, ...
September 28, 2015
Shell's departure will mean no drill rigs in Chukchi Sea
Royal Dutch Shell announced Monday it will end exploration in the Chukchi Sea "for the foreseeable future." The company cited ...
September 18, 2015
Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic issue
Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial ...
September 15, 2015
Feds: Arctic sea ice levels shrink to 4th lowest level
Summer Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth lowest level on record this month, dispelling faint hopes of a recovery, federal ...
September 03, 2015
On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity
President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid ...
September 03, 2015
In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic
President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in ...
September 02, 2015
In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier
President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to ...
August 30, 2015
White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the ...
August 30, 2015
Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday ...