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The wind farm, to operate in an area important to migratory birds, will be augmented by a radar system that can put the brakes on turbines when avian flight patterns approach them.

YLE News
Leaders in the regions hope to capitalize on Arctic energy development and growing shipping activity in the Northern Sea Route, but they also have plans to improve the region's agricultural output and boost health care and tourism.. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
A Russian coal-mining company that has long done business in the Norwegian archipelago has now branched out into the tourist trade. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
The U.S. oil giant has paid dearly for its ill-timed partnership with Rosneft in various Russian oil projects  Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer
The Year of the Goat is now underway, according to Chinese tradition. A month-to-month review of the just-ended Year of the Horse shows how China is building its status as an Arctic player.  Mia Bennett
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, and Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent who is part of the Senate’s Democratic minority, are launching a U.S. Senate Arctic Caucus to raise awareness of the region among their colleagues as the U.S. prepares to chair the Arctic Council.Yereth Rosen
A $4.1 billion deal with the Rosneft, announced last year, is now undermined by sanctions against Russia and other economic problems in that country, Norway's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. says. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
The Russian economic meltdown and the collapse of the ruble means Russian tourists are no longer streaming to Finnish Lapland for winter getaways, but travelers from Asia and elsewhere have taken their place. YLE News
Cleanup work is scheduled to start this week on six abandoned legacy oil wells that date back more than a half-century and are located near the settlement of Umiat.Yereth Rosen
The mostly Dene community of Deline is expected to be the first in Canada's Northwest Territories to gain self-governing powers; other First Nations communities in the Sahtu region are also seeking to join Deline.   CBC News