Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.

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This weekend, wolf attacks were responsible for the deaths of a number of sheep and lambs in northern Sweden, in Sågmyra and Insjön, and on Monday, the County Administrative Board will be reviewing an application that came in to carry out a protective hunt.Radio Sweden
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News
The research vessel Sikuliaq -- owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks -- will be working in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas through November on three research assignments. On its way, it stopped in Nome, where it welcomed visitors aboard. Laura Kraegel | KNOM
Canada announced a new scientific survey on Friday to contribute to the country’s Arctic continental shelf submission. The six-week survey in the Arctic Ocean is aimed at bolstering Canada's competing claims to contested seabed territory in the region.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
A plentiful supply of lemmings, a prime arctic fox prey, along with a joint Norway-Sweden feeding program, have helped numbers rebound.Radio Sweden
Since the 1970s, waves in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea have grown higher and are spaced farther apart. The changes correlate with the loss of summer and fall sea ice and the expansion of open waters, the study found.Yereth Rosen

The research vessel Sikuliaq docked in Nome on July 21 and opened its doors to local visitors. While touring the ice-capable ship -- owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks -- visitors asked questions of the crew and learned about their upcoming missions.

Emily Russell | KNOM
Some of the largest American companies are backing President Barack Obama’s push for an international climate agreement this year, the White House announced today.Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker hopes he’ll get to see President Barack Obama in front of one of Alaska’s glaciers next month, he said in an interview Sunday.Erica Martinson