Industry News

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21
May 2018

Russia’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in the Arctic

Russia’s first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.

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16
May 2018

Putin Decrees an Increase in Arctic Traffic

President Vladimir Putin has issued a demand that the amount of traffic flowing through the Arctic Northern Sea Route reach a towering 80 million tons a year by 2024, a figure that exceeds even the most ambitious projections of his government’s ministries.

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5
May 2018

Call to Reduce Ship Speed for Arctic Whales

A new study led by University of Victoria marine biologist Lauren McWhinnie calls for precautionary measures to minimize the negative impacts of increased vessel traffic in the Arctic, such as noise and ship strikes, as climate change brings a longer ice-free season.

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1
May 2018

China wants to connect Arctic to New Silk Road

China sees great potential in an intermodal route connecting the Arctic to the New Silk Road. The Polar Silk Road, as it is called, is an extension of the Belt and Road Initiative via the Northern Sea route.

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22
Apr 2018

Will China be Green in the Arctic?

For Chinese investment under the Belt and Road Initiative to succeed in the Arctic, it is crucial to protect the vulnerable environment and ensure sustainability, says Dr. Nengye Liu, senior lecturer in law at Australia's University of Adelaide.

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