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13 December 2011

polar bear cub

Pictures of a polar bear dragging its own cub after killing it has shook many. The telling pictures by nature photographer Jenny Ross were published yesterday.

12 December 2011

COP17 - From the meeting in Durban

"Today, we saved tomorrow," the chair of the UN Climate talks in South Africa stated, after lengthy negotiations led to a new climate agreement.

12 December 2011

Foggy peak in Uummannaq, Greenland

Greenland is rising from the sea. A new study released on Friday shows a startling revelation to scientists who study global warming.

12 December 2011

Iceland, covered with snow and ice.

Iceland showed last week why it is indeed ice-land. This amazing photograph taken by a NASA satellite is from the Earth Science department of the University of Iceland.

9 December 2011

New Wave Energy Device

Danish researchers believe they have a breakthrough in tidal power, using the waves of the ocean to generate energy.

8 December 2011

Arctic Cup medallions

The Arctic Cup starts today with exciting matches in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Arctic Cup is an International Ice Hockey tournament of Arctic Countries the Arctic states.

7 December 2011

Rovaniemi, Finland

The venue for the 5th Polar Law symposium will be Rovaniemi in Finland. The symposium is held in September 2012.

7 December 2011

Mont Blanc in France

As reported here on Arctic Portal Icelandic glaciers are retreating fast, and now the BBC reports the same problem in France.

5 December 2011

Reykjavík if sea levels rise 6m.

Iceland could lose all its glaciers in a few hundred years. A glacier expert predicts a 6m rise of the sea.

2 December 2011

Dissolving Sea Ice, South of Svalbard

The 2011 Arctic Report Card has been published. Amongst the results are significant changes in the atmosphere and the sea ice and the ocean.

2 December 2011

EEZ of the Arctic Ocean

Denmark will be self-sufficient with oil and gas, at least until 2050. These new numbers are much higher then anticipated.

2 December 2011

Greenpeace meeting

Greenpeace fooled oil company executives into a meeting to lecture them about exploration. A real meeting was held, but the executives were directed to another location.