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US builds up Arctic spy network

...the Norwegian Intelligence Service, is scheduled to leave in November, U.S. officials said. It will patrol the Barents Sea, on the Atlantic side of the Arctic, to eavesdrop on Russian military activities.
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Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

...for a controversial drilling campaign off Alaska this summer, while Norway's Statoil is expanding northward in the Barents Sea. Russia's Gazprom already is producing oil in the Arctic from an offshore platform in the Pechora Sea."You are...
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...But he added, "Experts know quite well that it takes U.S. missiles 15 to 16 minutes to reach Moscow from the Barents Sea," which is a part of the Arctic Ocean near Russia's shore.While the threat of militarization remains, the battle...
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...use the Northern Sea Route, a sea line of communication running along the Russian Arctic coast from Murmansk on the Barents Sea to the Bering Strait in the Russian Far East. As Arctic sea lanes have become navigable during the summer months...
Alaska's offshore leases spark oil industry's interest

...trillion cubic feet of gas. The situation resembles the Barents Sea off Norway and Russia, where development of gas fields...offshore is already under way. However, much of the Barents Sea has icebergs and drifting ice rather than the ice sheets...
Russian imports cut crab prices

...Russian offerings from the distant Barents Sea, where a Soviet-era experiment...large Russian crabs - from the Barents Sea that Russia shares with Norway...foods at Costco, which offers Barents Sea king crabs on weekends. "Right...
NOAA researchers confirm predictions of Arctic sea ice loss

...loss of more than 40 percent for the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast, the Sea of Okhotsk east of Siberia and the Barents Sea north of Norway. A 40 percent loss of summer sea ice off Alaska in the Beaufort Sea could have profound effects on...
Arctic sea ice misses record for the fewest miles covered

...south if northern winds dominate, he said. Measurements indicate there was less ice than normal last month in the Barents Sea, off the northern coast of Norway, off Greenland and in the Canadian Atlantic. Overall, the trend since 1979 shows...
Preventing damage in a very cold place

...claiming that ice would make oil containment easier don't address basic concerns. The studies were conducted in the Barents Sea under narrowly defined conditions not including the moving or broken ice prevalent in the Arctic. While the reports...
An arctic Cold War with Russia?

...resolving boundary claims. The recent decision of Russia and Norway to end a 40-year dispute by agreeing to divide the Barents Sea and part of the Arctic Ocean into clear economic zones is a positive sign. U.S.-Canadian differences over boundaries...


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