Arctic

Research starts on advanced icebreaker

Chinese scientists have begun preliminary research on a next-generation icebreaker capable of lengthy research missions in the Arctic and Antarctica, according to the programme’s chief designer.

July 29, 2018
July 29, 2018

Polar bear killed after attack on Arctic cruise ship guard

Norwegian authorities say a polar bear attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said.

March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018

Research starts on advanced icebreaker

Chinese scientists have begun preliminary research on a next-generation icebreaker capable of lengthy research missions in the Arctic and Antarctica, according to the programme’s chief designer.

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

‘Whiskey war’ for barren island!

Canada and Denmark have been in an interesting 'whiskey war' since early 1930s over an uninhabited half-square-mile island that has no apparent natural resources, located far in the Arctic North.

August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015

Shell gets final permit for Arctic oil drilling

Oil and gas giant Shell has been granted the final permit it needs to begin drilling below the ocean floor for oil in the Arctic.

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Arctic pollution rules 'not enough'

The Polar Code, passed at a meeting in London of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ban ships from releasing oil, sewage, chemicals and waste into the sea.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Shell gets 'conditional' US Arctic drilling approval

Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell has won approval from the US Department of Interior to explore for oil in the Arctic.