Arctic

In a simulated search-and-rescue last month that saw federal agencies and private companies working together, a drone located a raft some 20 miles offshore in Alaska's Arctic waters, and relayed information to rescue helicopters.

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Oil companies Gazprom Neft and Eni will lose big money on their offshore projects in the Barents Sea With the current oil prices, none of the offshore Arctic oil projects will be profitable.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
When President Obama visits Alaska next week, he'll be greeted by politicians eager to show off vast wilderness and stirring scenery -- and anxious about whether Obama's trip will coincide with new regulations on resources.Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grímsson told Alaska legislators on Tuesday that, “with all due respect to Washington,” they need to be more vocal and involved if they want to build Arctic infrastructure.Kamala Kelkar
Speaking at an Arctic conference in Anchorage Tuesday, a managing partner of a global investment firm said the Arctic presented "massive" investment opportunity and pitched an as-yet-unveiled protocol to attract would-be investors and guide investment in the region.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Scientists hope President Obama's visit to Alaska and a high-level conference focusing on climate will help people in southern latitudes understand why the quickly warming Arctic is important to the rest of the world.Yereth Rosen
The detention of the “Arctic Sunrise” and the arrest of 30 eco-activists in Russia following the Greenpeace campaign in the Pechora Sea was illegal and must be compensated, a court in the Hague has decided.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
The U.S. Arctic Research Commission is delving into health issues affecting far north populations, and mental health is at the forefront of the discussion.Yereth Rosen
The long-standing president of Alaska’s Association of Village Council Presidents asked officials on Monday to take steps to include coastal villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in their Arctic planning.Kamala Kelkar

The Alaskan Arctic: A Summit on Shipping and Ports at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska Aug. 23-25, 2015.

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