Russia’s Northern Fleet has established a special unit which is cleaning up the huge amounts of scrap metal left rusting along Russia’s Arctic coast.

Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.Vladimir Isachenkov
If you were to visit the sparsely populated Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, you could climb a Negro Mountain and stroll in Negro Valley which is nearby. Recently, some Norwegians have begun to ask whether the names are racist.Rick Noack
Despite challenges -- including short growing seasons and even, in some cases, 24-hour sunlight -- gardeners across Alaska's Arctic are successfully growing their own food.Jillian Rogers | The Arctic Sounder
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy has just left the Chukchi Sea, dropped off a team of scientists in Nome and is sailing through the Aleutians to its next stop in Seward, where the plan includes stocking up on fresh produce and dairy products.Kamala Kelkar
Conservation groups in Sweden have appealed a decision by the authorities in Dalarna to permit the hunting of a single wolf, to the nation's Environmental Protection Agency. The county board says until the agency rules otherwise, preparations for the hunt will continue.Radio Sweden
The Yuri Ivanov will patrol in the Arctic and keep a close eye on neighbor and NATO member Norway. It has taken Russia 11 years to complete the vessel which will become the Northern Fleet’s new key instrument in monitoring Arctic waters.Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
After a flurry of wolf attacks that killed dozens of sheep and lambs in Insjön and Sågmyra, in northern Sweden, over the past couple of weeks, the County Administrative Board has decided to authorize a protective hunt in the area. Radio Sweden
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
OPINION: The Anchorage-based GLACIER meetings offer a useful forum to build both Arctic-wide cooperation internationally, and to consider a domestic Arctic program that does not require Alaska to become the nations’ environmental conscience.David N. Biette,Anita L. Parlow