1 February 2012
The Little Ice Age is a cold period that scientist have debated when begun, and how it started. New research sheds new light on this important time in question.
Many large vessels have to be strengthened to be able to sail in ice. Large companies are testing their fleets in order to be able to sail through the northern sea route.
31 January 2012
Svalbard is heating up, fast. Last week the heat was 1 °C, highly unusual for this time of year.
30 January 2012
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the President of Iceland, is in Antarctica with Al Gore and a host of scientists. The exploration also includes director James Cameron, and billionaires Richard Branson and Ted Turner.
27 January 2012
Russia will increase its coal production significantly over the next years. Russia produces around 330 million tons of coal each year but it will be increased to 440 million tons.
26 January 2012
The year 2011 was another heat record in the Arctic. Climate change is therefore in no way retreating.
Statoil in Norway, owned at 70% by the state, has bought searching permissions in Greenland. This strengthens the status of Statoil around Greenland.
25 January 2012
Scientists have found an enormous dome in the western Arctic Ocean, full of fresh water. The bulge is thought to be around 8000 cubic meters in size and has risen about 15cm in 10 years.
23 January 2012
Over 70 oil rigs are being built around the world to meet growing demand. Many of them are custom made for the Arctic, specially made to cope with harsh conditions and deep waters.
Oil production in Russia last year set a new record for post-soviet times. A total of 511 million tons were produced in 2011.
20 January 2012
The 2012 Arctic Frontiers conference starts in Tromsø on the 22. of January and runs until the 27th. The conference will be broadcasted live online.
Warmer climate, spurred by climate change, can cause colder winters. This is the result of a new study by Jodah Cohen, released this week.
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