Most Popular: Top Stories of The Past Half-Year: Security, Climate and Shipping

From the top 10 in the last six months of 2023.

Here are the 10 most popular stories from the last six months – a turbulent half-year of war, rapid climate change and record-breaking shipping.

The past half-years top story arrived late, but created a lot of interest on a global scale; The news of the USA´s plan to extend its continental shelf in the Arctic.

Close behind is HNN's coverage of security, Russia-related news, security and shipping in the Arctic:

1. The U.S. Initiates Extended Continental Shelf Claims

The U.S. Department of State announced plans to move forward with extended continental shelf claims in the Arctic.

2. Russian Government Vessel Continues to Follow US Coast Guard Icebreaker on Northern Sea Route

Russian survey vessel Akademik Nemchinov steamed from the port of Pevek toward USCGC Healy to following its track.

3. NATO’s Military Leader: “We Must Be Prepared for Military Conflicts Arising in the Arctic”

"The increasing competition and militarization in the Arctic region, especially by Russia and China, is worrying," states Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of NATO's Military Committee.

4. Freyr Battery: "The Termination Process is Already In Progress"

Freyr battery factory has begun terminating employees due to the downscaling of the battery factory Giga Arctic in Mo i Rana, Northern Norway.

5. Russia Sends Oil Tanker Without Ice Protection Through Arctic For First Time

In a sign of things to come Russia sent the first non-ice class Aframax oil tanker into the Arctic.

The rest consists of these stories:

6. Historic Storm Causes Widespread Flooding and Damage Along West Alaska Coastline

7. Russian Crude Oil Now Flowing To China Via Arctic Ocean

8. Russia's Massive Mobilization in the North

9. US Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to Operate in the High North

10. Increased Allied Military Presence in Iceland

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