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The government is seeking to hire experts to flesh out Russia's claim to more Arctic territory and present a convincing case to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
With the Arctic Council, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other entities and rules already keeping the Arctic peaceful and orderly, there is no need for a new Arctic treaty to sort out international relations at the top of the globe. Heather Exner-Pirot
There is more business from Vancouver, where tourists see Arctic Canada as an easier destination than Scandinavia. CBC News
A broken turbine at the Snare Falls hydroelectric plant means use of costly backup diesel, and the operators say they need some relief.CBC News
With oil leasing now planned for waters off the East Coast, Alaska has new allies in its long-running campaign to claim a share of revenues earned from future oil production in federal offshore territory, Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday.Yereth Rosen
The U.S. Geological Survey has released new maps identifying areas of northern and central Alaska with potential for deposits of rare-earth elements that are becoming commercially valuable because of their use in high-tech products. Yereth Rosen
The company is citing the pullout of foreign partners and evaporation of investment support as justification for license extensions. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
A rail link from Finland to the Norwegian Arctic coast could be a "rolling pipeline" shipping ore, LNG and other goods to markets, boosters say.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
U.S. and EU sanctions have not deterred oil service companies Schlumberger and Baker Hughes from bidding on contracts to service the Prirazlomnoye ​project in Russia's offshore Arctic.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.Dan Joling | Associated Press
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