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  1. News - World

    Arctic thaw boosts bottom line for Russian energy firm

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Yurkharovskoye Gas Field, Russia Arctic thaw boosts the bottom line The polar ice cap is melting, and if executives at the Russian energy company Novatek feel guilty about profiting from that, they do not let it be known in public. From this windswept shore of the Yurkharovskoye gas field in the Arctic Ocean, where Novatek owns enormous natural gas deposits, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290610/arctic-thaw-boosts-bottom-line-russian-energy-firm
  2. News - World - GLOBAL WARMING

    Arctic ice melt an 'economic time bomb'

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Scientists say rapid melting of summer sea ice in the Arctic may release a "pulse" of methane, with dire implications for the global economy Ice melt an 'economic time bomb' Rapid thawing of the Arctic could trigger a catastrophic "economic time bomb" which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial system, say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290611/arctic-ice-melt-economic-time-bomb
  3. News - China - CHINA

    China seeks greater influence in Arctic region

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... to China's Arctic ambitions China will set up a joint Arctic research centre in Shanghai with Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian institutions, building on improving diplomatic ties with Nordic countries, as it bids to raise its stake in the faraway but resource-rich region. The China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre, whose launch plan was announced in Shanghai in early June, may signal new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1268160/china-seeks-greater-influence-arctic-region
  4. Arctech builds icebreakers for any Arctic condition

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:54pm by Krystin Chu and Joris Hendrickx

    ... Reports by Krystin Chu and Joris Hendrickx Discovery Reports Arctic seafaring has benefitted from Finnish innovations for more than 100 years, as 60 per cent of the world's icebreaker ... since the 1990s, Helsinki Shipyard has produced the most powerful ships navigating in the Arctic and Antarctic seas. This legacy continues through Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, which combines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1273801/arctech-builds-icebreakers-any-arctic-condition
  5. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Russia to evacuate Arctic research station as ice floe crumbles

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Russia to pull scientists as Arctic ice crumbles Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after ... Arctic with the help of an ice-breaker. "The ice floe has crumbled into six pieces," said Arkady Soshnikov, spokesman for the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. "The people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1245290/russia-evacuate-arctic-research-station-ice-floe-crumbles
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Landmark decision sees China join Arctic Council as an observer

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... win for ministry as China joins Arctic Council China's diplomats have won a long-running cold war with the country's marine officials over the Arctic. For years they debated whether China should join the Arctic Council as an observer, giving up all possible claims and rights in the increasingly sensitive and important region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, insisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240869/landmark-decision-sees-china-join-arctic-council-observer
  7. Shipping magnate creates history

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... foreign-registered ship to sail non-stop through the Arctic wastes to Asia. The Hong Kong-registered Nordic Barents, led by a Russian ice-breaking vessel, transported 40,140 tonnes of iron ore concentrate ... there are limitations. The Arctic passage can only be navigated from July to November when enough ice melts for vessels with ice-breaking capabilities to navigate. Tschudi says this prevents the route being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968865/shipping-magnate-creates-history
  8. News - World - ARCTIC

    UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 06:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The Arctic’s sea ice melted at a record pace last year, the ninth-hottest year on record, compounding concerns about climate change underscored by extreme ... melting season, the Arctic’s sea ice cover was just 3.4 million square kilometres. That was a full 18 per cent less than the previous record low set in 2007. WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1228487/un-sounds-alarm-over-record-arctic-ice-melt
  9. News - World - GLOBAL WARMING

    Arctic could see explosive 'greening' in decades due to global warming, study says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris 'Greening' of Arctic in decades due to thaw Land within the Arctic Circle is likely to experience substantial "greening" in the next few decades as grass, shrubs and trees thrive in soil stripped of ice and permafrost by global warming, a study says. Wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as much as 52 per cent by the 2050s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1204926/arctic-could-see-explosive-greening-decades-due-global-warming-study-says
  10. News - World

    Arctic ice loss highlights climate risk, says UN body

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi UN body warns of risks to planet and highlights surge in animal poaching Arctic ice loss 'points to climate dangers' Last year's record shrinkage of Arctic sea ice and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms highlight the risk to the planet from climate change, the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1153536/arctic-ice-loss-highlights-climate-risk-says-un-body

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