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A month after they set out on Arctic voyage, two Russian oil tankers still battle with sea-ice

The ships that are loaded with more than 200,000 tons of oil might have been surprised by ice pack in the East Siberian Sea.
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Shipping in the Arctic faces foggy future as sea ice melts

The Arctic is turning increasingly foggy, driven by climate change. A recent study looked at Arctic weather records from 1979 to 2018 and found the seas have been growing foggier, especially near newly open areas of water.

shipping oil through Manitoba’s Arctic port

Pipe dreams: decoding the political debate on shipping oil through Manitoba’s Arctic port

Pierre Poilievre is eyeing the Port of Churchill as a way to increase fossil fuel exports. Here’s what you need to know about the complicated reality of his plan.

The polar silk shipping route

In graphic detail: The polar silk route

China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative aims to link much of the world through road, rail, and maritime networks, including ice-free routes through the Arctic.
Ship noise repels beluga whales

Ship noise sends beluga whales scrambling out of the way

A new tracking study shows just how far belugas will go to avoid noise pollution.
Russian economy depends on melting arctic

Climate change is Putin’s best ally

The melting Arctic offers a lifeline for the increasingly sanctioned Russian economy.
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A changing Arctic could bring 'potential conflict,' Biden says

As climate change causes unprecedented environmental upheaval in the Arctic, it also opens the region to potential conflict, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.