Anti-Putin activist 'forcibly drafted' and sent to Arctic base

World Dec 26, 2019

Anti-Putin activist 'forcibly drafted' and sent to Arctic base

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday that one of his allies had been forcibly conscripted and sent to serve at a remote Arctic base, in a move his supporters said amounted to kidnapping. Ruslan Shaveddinov, a project manager at Navalny's anti-corruption foundation, went missing ...

Asia Pacific Nov 30, 2019

China mixing military and science in Arctic push, Denmark warns

China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, warning of an intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the north. Disputes in the Arctic over global warming and access to minerals broke into ...

Microplastic found even in remote Arctic ice

World / Science & Health Aug 15, 2019

Microplastic found even in remote Arctic ice

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. The researchers used a ...

Canada to create protected marine zone in Arctic

World / Science & Health Aug 2, 2019

Canada to create protected marine zone in Arctic

Canada will create a protected marine area in the country's Arctic region, where climate change is taking effect three times faster than global average, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Glacial melting and maritime traffic are threatening multiple species off the coast of Baffin Island, ...