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A Chinese businessman with deep pockets is looking to buy land in Norway, stirring speculation about moves by China to gain a permanent foothold in the Arctic.Andrew Higgins
Oil companies hoping to find crude under Arctic waters north of Alaska are imploring the Obama administration to ensure new rules governing drilling in the region don’t force them to stash emergency equipment nearby or block them from using chemical dispersants to clean up spills.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Houston Chronicle

Whaling crews of Barrow have brought in at least three bowhead whales this week. Men of all ages and a few women gathered to butcher them.

Ash Adams

A warming planet means less ice coverage in the Arctic, leaving polar bears with less time and less ice for hunting seals. They depend on seals for their survival. But the polar bears of Canada's Hudson Bay have discovered a new menu option. They eat snow geese.

Alaska Dispatch News
A warming planet means less ice coverage in the Arctic, leaving polar bears with less time and less ice for hunting seals. They depend on seals for their survival. But the polar bears of Canada's Hudson Bay have discovered a new menu option.James Gorman

A warming planet means less ice coverage in the Arctic, leaving polar bears with less time and less ice for hunting seals. They depend on seals for their survival. But the polar bears of Canada's Hudson Bay have discovered a new menu option. They eat snow geese.

James Gorman
The moss, so obscure it has no common name, has been found in only one other North American site -- in Canada’s Yukon Territory -- and is also known to grow in Greenland and Scandinavia.Yereth Rosen
The facility, in the southern Finland municipality of Vantaa, will turn refuse into electricity and electricity, and it is expected to reduce overall carbon emissions.YLE News
Possible approvals for the controversial Fennovoima and TVO nuclear projects threaten to split apart the governing coalition.YLE News
New restrictions imposed on Russian businesses create vulnerabilities for Gazprom by putting key supplies and services at risk. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer

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