COMMENTARY: Does this months signing of a moratorium on Arctic Ocean fishing by the five nations with Arctic coastlines mark the return of the Arctic Five? If so, that's a good thing.

Heather Exner-Pirot
With power prices and renewable power subsidies bottoming out, orders for wind turbines in Sweden dropped to zero in the second quarter of the year. Radio Sweden
In an interview with a New Hampshire television station at a primary campaign event, Hillary Clinton expressed reservations about the Obama administration's decision to allow Royal Dutch Shell to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic offshore waters.Alaska Dispatch News
At a meeting Sunday, President Vladimir Putin approved amendments to Russia’s maritime doctrine of 2001, the key document setting out the country’s naval policy. The changes focus on Russia's naval presence in the Arctic and the Atlantic.Trude Pettersen, Barents Observer
Sergey Ananov was attempting to be the first person to fly a helicopter solo around the Arctic Circle when he crashed in Davis Strait between Canada and Greenland. He survived an icy swim and encounters with polar bears.Alaska Dispatch News
This weekend, wolf attacks were responsible for the deaths of a number of sheep and lambs in northern Sweden, in Sågmyra and Insjön, and on Monday, the County Administrative Board will be reviewing an application that came in to carry out a protective hunt.Radio Sweden
Better Alaska mapping, more understanding of mineral resources, more study of the effects of thawing permafrost and more help to Arctic communities coping with crumbling coastlines and vulnerable infrastructure are among the tasks that the U.S. Geological Survey plans in its newly released five-year Arctic strategy.Alaska Dispatch News
The research vessel Sikuliaq -- owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks -- will be working in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas through November on three research assignments. On its way, it stopped in Nome, where it welcomed visitors aboard. Laura Kraegel | KNOM
Canada announced a new scientific survey on Friday to contribute to the country’s Arctic continental shelf submission. The six-week survey in the Arctic Ocean is aimed at bolstering Canada's competing claims to contested seabed territory in the region.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
A federal judge in Alaska has ordered Greenpeace USA to pay a fine of $2,500 for every hour that protesters continue to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Oregon, for the Arctic.Steven Dubois | Associated Press