Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
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Friday 22 June 2012
It is just beginning to become clear that an ominous new age is dawning for Arctic, one of the world most unspoiled ecosystems: a stampede for the region’s minerals and other natural resources, oil and gas above all, as the exploitation of them is being made possible by the rapid melting of the Arctic Ice by the warming climate.
Monday 21 May 2012
Sun worshippers will finally be able to strip off their winter woollies and bask in some warming rays after weeks of grey skies and rain.
Monday 14 May 2012
A modern-day fairy tale from the small Siberian town of Tiksi, told through the lens of Evgenia Arbugaeva, is one of the highlights of the upcoming London Festival of Photography.
Thursday 10 May 2012
All of the passengers and crew from a helicopter that ditched in the North Sea have arrived safely back on land after air and sea rescues.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Sailing beyond the Arctic Circle is one of the few fast-growing sectors of the cruise industry. More ships are based at UK ports for the summer than ever, with many venturing to Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and beyond. A voyage to the far north is immensely appealing. In one sense an Arctic adventure is the ultimate day trip, because the summer sun will not fall beneath the horizon all summer. And a thousand miles beyond the tree line, tourists can confront some of the world's rawest edges from the comfort of a cruise-ship cocoon. Mountains that no human has ever climbed soar from the ocean. Thick veins of snow trickle from the peaks and fuel the glaciers that gouge through the rock in geology's perpetual power struggle.
Thursday 15 March 2012
An exploration company has struck oil and discovered the first commercial well off the Irish coast.
Saturday 04 February 2012
A loss of sea ice could be a cause of the bitter winds that have swept across the UK in the past week, weather experts say
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Hundreds of tonnes of oil could still be inside an offshore pipeline which has been leaking for a week.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Enquest, the North Sea-focused oil company, posted a 145 per cent hike in profits yesterday as rising oil prices boosted its bottom line over the first half of the year.
Saturday 28 May 2011
North Sea oil production has slowed to its lowest level since records began 15 years ago following the Chancellor's recent tax raid on the industry.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
EnCore Oil has cancelled the flotation of its new company, citing difficult market conditions due to Britain's recent decision to raise taxes for North Sea-focused oil and gas explorers. EnCore, which had earlier planned to float XEO Exploration, said the market's appetite for the UK North Sea had diminished ever since the tax raise was announced.
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