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Climate change and Russia spell trouble for NATO up north

Russia may be having major difficulties in Ukraine, but it remains a vast power in the north and the Arctic, where climate change is opening new sea routes for trade and trouble.
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Climate collaborations in the Arctic are frozen amid war

Just when the climate scientists and governments across the eight Arctic states should be working together to understand and address the climate crisis, Russia’s war on Ukraine has forced the Arctic Council to suspend their joint activities in protest of Russia’s unprovoked aggression.

Russia’s war has chilling effect on climate science as Arctic temperatures soar

Russia’s war has chilling effect on climate science as Arctic temperatures soar

Russia's war on Ukraine has forced scientists to cancel fieldwork and suspend research projects, imperiling our understanding of climate crisis in the Arctic.
How the US military is preparing for an Arctic future with eyes on Russia

How the US military is preparing for an Arctic future with eyes on Russia

As climate change opens up the Arctic for transit and exploration, Russia has increasingly militarized the region. The U.S. is preparing a more aggressive presence of its own.
Arctic Council “in pause mode”

Arctic Council “in pause mode” as seven of eight member states condemn war

None of the other member states will travel to Russia for meetings in the Arctic Council, which for the current two-year period is chaired by Moscow.
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The Arctic’s climate challenge spurs tech innovation

Temperatures are rising twice as fast in the Arctic region as in the rest of the world—a crisis that has rendered the area a laboratory for global cooperation and the transition to more sustainable practices.
Russia to bolster its Arctic military
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National security chief says Russia must bolster its Arctic military

According to Dmitry Medvedev, the chairmanship in the Arctic Council provides Moscow with an opportunity to promote national security interests in the Arctic.
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