Thursday Dec 12
Is global warming stoking an Arctic cold war?
Militarization and geopolitical maneuvering is heating up in the Arctic as once-frozen tundras melt into the sea, unearthing a bonanza of oil fields and shipping routes.
The North Diamond
The red boggy earth in northwest Russia contains approximately 200 billion carats of diamonds.
USA sends Canada to conquer the Arctic
On the last day of the applications to the UN Commission on the Law of the Sea, Canada has decided to follow the example of Russia and Denmark and justify its right to a part of the Arctic shelf up to the North Pole.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Russian polar expert says Arctic too important to ignore
Viktor Boyarsky, the director of the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Museum, talks about what should be done with the Greenpeace "pirates," and why Russia needs the Arctic.
Real Clear Politics
Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plants
Though Russia is one of the world's largest producers of oil and gas, it is embarking on an ambitious and somewhat imaginative programme of building floating nuclear power stations .