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14 September 2022

Northern Sustainable Development Forum

Northern Sustainable Development Forum (the Forum) is a permanent international expert platform, established in 2019 for discussing the challenges and prospects of sustainable development of the Arctic and the North.

12 September 2022

Northern Dimension

Uncertainty is building in the European Union’s (EU) northern neighborhood, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine putting all Arctic fora at a standstill. For the EU, this directly impacts the Northern Dimension, a joint policy program that includes the European Commission, Norway, Iceland, and Russia.

9 September 2022

Long-finned pilot whales in AkureyriOn Friday, 9 September, a group of Long-finned pilot whales were relaxingly playing in the fjord in front of the town of Akureyri. Much to the amusement and excitement of the locals, not least its many foreign visitors as tourism has been booming this summer, they relaxingly swam around very close to shore and did not allow the curiosity of the humans to disturb them as seen in the video and pictures.

9 September 2022

Wildfire in Russia

Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkened skies over the Alaska Interior this summer, with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot and dry conditions.

7 September 2022

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dimitry Chernyshenko

At the Eastern Economic Forum, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation took part in the session entitled ‘Travelling to the East: Opportunities for Investors and Tourists’.

7 September 2022

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development

Participants of the Creative Business Forum session ‘North-South: Using Ethnocultural Heritage as a Resource for Sustainable Development’, which was held on the opening day of EEF 2022, talked about preserving the traditions and lifestyles of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North. The event was a part of the plan of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and the Roscongress Foundation is operating chairmanship events.

30 August 2022

Solanders Eye field station in Iceland

The IK Foundation, The University of Iceland and The Embassy of Sweden in Iceland are working together to establish an autonomous research station, The Field Station | Naturae Observatio | Solander’s Eye, on Breiðamerkursandur, more specifically on Jökulnes.

29 August 2022

Rebecca Pincus

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has named Dr. Rebecca Pincus as the new Director of its Polar Institute. An expert on Arctic geopolitics and national and international security in the Arctic, Dr. Pincus has a particular focus on US Arctic security strategy and policy.

23 August 2022

Mediterranean wineries

By: Alex Whiting

From the possible demise of Merlot grapes in Bordeaux to loss of olive trees in north Africa, the impacts of climate change will be felt by farmers across the Mediterranean region, say climatologists.

18 August 2022

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle Greenland Forum starting soon!

17 August 2022

Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal visited Inuvik, N.W.T. to see progress on the Nihtat Energy solar project.

A new renewable energy project is moving forward in Inuvik, N.W.T.

Northern Indigenous-owned and operated company Nihtat Energy Ltd. is developing a 1-megawatt solar farm in the community, according to a news release Tuesday.

12 August 2022

Ship sailing in the arctic

The Earth is approximately 1.1℃ warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution. That warming has not been uniform, with some regions warming at a far greater pace. One such region is the Arctic.