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18 January 2012

WWF The Circle

The WWF's Global Arctic Programme celebrates this year its 20th anniversary of the creation of a WWF body to champion conservation in the Arctic.

17 January 2012

A melting glacier

A new time lapse vide footage shows the Columbia glacier in alaska diminishing fast in only four years.

17 January 2012

Polar Bears dead

Three polar bears were shot in Kulusuk, Greenland, yesterday. They drifted with sea ice to the town and were in search for food.

16 January 2012

Map of the Dreki area

There are high hopes for oil in the Dreki Area, south of Jan Mayen and North of Iceland.

13 January 2012

The satellite image shows the difference from the median ice edge and the ice today

Very little sea ice is in the Barents region for this time of year. This indicates that this trend will continue and sailing will become easier by every year.

11 January 2012

Seal is yawning

Greenlanders are counting on Denmark to raise the issue of EU ban on import seal products, due to a burgeoning seal population in the Arctic regions. Denmark has the presidency of the EU which it took over i the beginning of 2012.

9 January 2012

Oil rig

Norway has found the cornerstone of its oil production for the next year. The Barents Region of Skrugard is thought to give Norway up to 900 million barrels of oil.

5 January 2012

Map of the Northern Sea Route

Norway hopes to use the Northern Sea Route in a few months. Increased shipping saw 27 vessels using the route last year, a huge increase like indeed in the Northern Sea route.

4 January 2012

Old oil barrel dump

Around 18.000 tons of scrap metal will be removed from the Arctic in 2012 by Russia. The country is cleaning up the Arctic and hundreds of millions of rubles will be injected to the program.

30 December 2011

Yekaterinburg submarine on fire

No radioactive materials leaked from the nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg who caught fire yesterday. The submarine was in a floating dock which caught fire.

28 December 2011

Sparta in the ice.

The Russian fishing vessel Sparta is free from the ice which held the ship for nearly two weeks.

28 December 2011

Greenland heat map

The melting of the Greenlandic glacier is rapid. The record of 2010 was not broken this year, yet it was over the long term average melt.