Remains of Red Army soldiers who died in a 1944 battle in Finland have been found just recently. The search for more remains continues.

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The Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledges that Arctic climate change is the top threat to polar bears, but it says its ability to take action is limited to tasks that fall short of greenhouse gas restrictions. Yereth Rosen
Organizers are seeking to show people how ordinary products like coated cooking utensils, medicines and plastics wind up sending contaminants into the sea.Radio Sweden
A new, comprehensive report tracks loss of northern Alaska coastline since the late 1940s. The erosion, packed into a few months a year, is some of the most dramatic in the nation, researchers say.Yereth Rosen
Cancer patients are much more likely to find solace in nature than in religion, a Swedish study finds. Radio Sweden
Nine countries -- the five Nordic nations, the three Baltic nations and Poland -- now make up a new front line to Russia’s “provocation and intimidation," the Center for European Policy Analysis says. YLE News
Iceland retained its usual spot, and Denmark, Finland and Canada were also in the top 10. In all, 162 nations were evaluated for degree of conflict, social safety and degree of militarization. Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
The 1.1 million-square-mile international zone at the top of the Arctic is a global commons, and there is emerging international support to protect it.Mia Bennett
Anxiety is high among Army families as they await word of whether soldiers -- including Alaska's 4-25th -- will be among the 40,000 troops eliminated nationwide in an announcement expected in July. Erica Martinson
Whaling crews and helpers took turns cutting up muktuk into bite-sized pieces Monday afternoon in Barrow as the celebration of Nalukataq marked the end of whaling season.Jillian Rogers