First Nations representatives from British Columbia have joined Greenpeace's anti-drilling campaign. They say Chukchi drilling will ultimately create more environmental risks for their region.

 

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
Norway's natural-gas exports outpaced Russia's for two consecutive quarters, possibly signaling buyers' desire to lessen reliance on Russia. Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
Russia mobilized its Arctic Brigade on the same day that NATO, Sweden and Finland started their Arctic Challenge military exercise. Atle Staalesen, Barents Observer
King Harald V of Norway concluded his state visit to Washington and Alaska on Wednesday in Anchorage by stressing his message of concern over warming in the Arctic. Mike Dunham
The new governing coalition might merge the ministries to save money. Critics fear the result would be weaker environmental protection. YLE News
Non-governmental organizations are targeted by the law, which Amnesty International, the European Union and others says chills press freedom of expression and association. Thomas Nilsen, Barents Observer
With floodwaters falling sharply, roadwork to some 25 miles of damaged Dalton Highway has begun. State transportation officials don't know when the road to Deadhorse and some of the nation's largest oil fields will be reopened. Alex DeMarban
The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen
As traffic increases in the narrow strait between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, new safety and environmental protections are needed, advocates say.Yereth Rosen
The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.Associated Press