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U.S.-Russia tensions in Arctic may escalate amid global warming

  Washington, US | XINHUA | As global warming has made navigating Arctic waters more feasible, tensions in the region between the United States and Russia could escalate, analysts have said. “Arctic activity will increase with global warming, so frictions are likely to follow naturally,” Douglas Paal, vice president for …

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Russia says has removed fuel from river hit by Arctic spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday. After more than 700 people were deployed to clear the pollution, officials said the operation …

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Russia struggles to clean up Arctic river fuel spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Thursday intensified efforts to clean up a major fuel spill that environmentalists say is theworst such accident in the Arctic, as investigators made their first arrest. A diesel reservoir collapsed at a power station outside the northern Siberian city of Norilsk on Friday, releasing …

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Russia missile test blast kills five nuclear agency staff

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia’s nuclear agency said Saturday an explosion during missile testing in the Arctic left five of its staff dead and involved radioactive isotopes after a nearby city reported a spike in radiation levels. Rosatom said the force of explosion on Thursday threw several of its staff …

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Obama declares parts of Arctic off-limits for oil drilling

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Barack Obama on Friday declared portions of the Arctic off-limits for oil exploration for the next five years, dealing a blow to Republican efforts to expand fossil fuel extraction. The decision means new oil and gas exploration leasing in the Chukchi Sea …

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