Trump's notion of buying Greenland 'absurd,' Danish leader says

World Aug 20, 2019

Trump's notion of buying Greenland 'absurd,' Danish leader says

Greenland is not for sale, and U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is "an absurd discussion," Denmark's prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world's largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told ...

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, ...

Mitsui to join LNG project in Arctic Ocean off Russia

National Jun 30, 2019

Mitsui to join LNG project in Arctic Ocean off Russia

Major trader Mitsui & Co. officially announced Saturday that it and government-linked Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (JOGMEC) will jointly invest in a planned Russian-led liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic Ocean along the Russian coast. Tokyo has voiced its expectation for ...