Jeg har sluttet å tro på forutsigbarhet, 2017 blir minst like spennende som året som gikk.
Archive for January, 2017
The long-running debate over whether to open up Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development is about to resume. Arctic wilderness guide and author Michael Engelhard makes his case for the area’s protection.
Det går mot rekonstruksjon og ny utlysning av såkornfondet i Nord-Norge. Men man trenger ESAs velsignelse.
Lulesamisk senter søker ny direktør på åremål.
American intelligence services wanted to pressure Norway into accepting other countries’ exploiting expected petroleum resources in Svalbard’s offshore areas, Norwegian broadcaster NRK reports.
Norwegian daily Aftenposten reports that the new NH90 helicopters acquired by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence cannot be sufficiently secured onboard ships and are therefore not operational yet. As a result, both day-to-day operations and rescue services are at risk.
Russia announced plans to open two additional emergency rescue centers along the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The new centers will be located in Pevek and Anadyr in the Chukotka region and will provide additional search and rescue capabilities along the Arctic shipping route.
China holds the potential of becoming a significant seafood market for Norway. – I look forward to resuming negotiations about a free-trade agreement with China as early as practically possible, says Norwegian Trade Minister Monica Mæland.
Knapt en av fem amerikanere er klar over at USA har innbyggere i Arktis. Under halvparten vet hvor Nordpolen ligger. En tredjedel mener at klimaendringene har naturlige årsaker, eller benekter endringene. Og blant velgerne som støttet Donald Trump har vitenskapen liten eller ingen innflytelse.
Russia wants more cooperation with Norway on Svalbard, and the country is no stranger to walking into a Norwegian-Russian partnership to build a new fish processing plant on the island.