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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's Xuelong ice-breaker docks in Shanghai after Arctic voyage

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 03:50pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A Chinese icebreaker has docked at Shanghai after becoming the first Chinese vessel to cross the Arctic Ocean. The landmark trip is part of Beijing’s efforts to expand its presence in the Arctic region as melting icecaps accelerate the opening of new shipping routes and the exploration of oil, gas and mineral deposits. The official Xinhua news agency ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Dutch police halt Greenpeace bid to block Russian oil shipment from Arctic

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by VARIOUS

    ... and ended environmentalists' attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port. In all, 31 activists were detained. Before the Mikhail Ulyanov was able to dock safely, activists painted "No Arctic Oil" in white letters on its hull, and Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior blocked its passage, flying the same slogan on a banner ...

  3. News - China Insider - ARCTIC

    China gets chance to buy first foothold in Arctic as Norwegian land plot goes on sale

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 07:04pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... for the rare Arctic property. “China has expressed an interest in the resources and shipping lanes of the Arctic,” said Willy Østreng, president of the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research. ... in the Arctic, Chinese academics have described the country as a “near-Arctic” state and interest in the North Pole region has also been growing among government agencies. The Chinese Arctic ...

  4. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Exxon's Arctic oil drilling plans threatened by US sanctions on Russia

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Sanctions threaten Exxon's Arctic dream ExxonMobil's dream of drilling in the Russian Arctic may risk running aground on the politics of Ukraine. The company plans to start drilling in August in the Arctic's remote Kara Sea in August- the centrepiece of Exxon's global alliance with Russian state-controlled Rosneft. The partnership, which ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China can influence Arctic Council agenda: Danish minister Lidegaard

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:39am by Teddy Ng

    ... 'can influence Arctic Council agenda' China could influence the formulation of a multilateral framework on the development of the Arctic as it increased its presence in the region, a senior Danish official said. Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said negotiations concerning the development of the Arctic would mainly be directed by countries that hold territory ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin says he wants to boost Russia’s Arctic presence after first oil shipment

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Greater scrutiny of Moscow's ambitions in the polar regionlikely after its annexation of Crimea Putin wants to boost Russia's Arctic presence President Vladimir Putin said Russia should step up its presence in the Arctic and challenge other nations in exploring the world's largest untapped natural reserves, days after it started shipping its first ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Powerful storm lashes northeastern US with snow, arctic cold

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 01:54pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Long cold winter conditions continue to disrupt the US as a new cold front bring sub-zero temperature and snow storms affecting Washington and the northeast A deadly winter storm hit the US east coast with freezing rain, snow and nea ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Greenpeace activists stage silent protest outside Russian consulate in Hong Kong over ‘Arctic Sunrise’ arrests

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 08:08pm

    ... the arrests by the Russian Coast Guard of 30 of their colleagues who were on board the Greenpeace ship ‘Arctic Sunrise’ that was protesting against Russian Arctic drilling at a Gazprom oil rig in the Russian Arctic sea. Besides Hong Kong, activists have staged a number of protests at Russian embassies around the world in support of the Greenpeace activists and crew of the ‘Arctic Sunrise’. ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Arctic blast set to plunge parts of United States into deep freeze again

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Arctic blast set to send temperatures plunging again in Midwest, northeast and parts of south US braced for another blast of freezing cold air Much of the United States is about to get cold again. A huge dome of arctic air will send temperatures plummeting across parts of the Midwest and northeast early this week in a deep freeze reminiscent of early ...

  10. News - China - EXPLORATION

    Blueprint called for on China's ambitions in Arctic and Antarctic

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... China urged to define its polar ambitions Beijing needs to clearly define the strategic objectives of its Arctic and Antarctic exploration, as its growing presence in the polar regions has ... on Tuesday. Last month, China signed an agreement with institutes from the Nordic nations to establish a joint research centre. It was also recently granted observer status in the Arctic Council, ...




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