Arctic

Lack of ice forces some 35,000 walruses to chill on Alaska shore

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JUNEAU - Fast-melting Arctic sea ice has forced some 35,000 Pacific walruses to retreat to the Alaska shoreline, scientists from several federal agencies said on Wednesday.

Asian firms to replace Western energy majors if they leave: minister 22 Sep 2014

MOSCOW - Asian companies will replace Western majors if they quit energy projects in Russia due to sanctions over Moscow's role in Ukraine, Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi said.

Russia says Exxon still drilling in its Arctic 19 Sep 2014

MOSCOW - ExxonMobil is still drilling in the Russian Arctic, a Russian minister said on Friday, in move that if confirmed will anger Washington after the U.S. administration slapped sanctions on Moscow to suspend such operations by Western oil majors.

Russia says Exxon still drilling in its Arctic 19 Sep 2014

MOSCOW - ExxonMobil is still drilling in the Russian Arctic, a Russian minister said on Friday, in move that if confirmed will anger Washington after the U.S. administration slapped sanctions on Moscow to suspend such operations by Western oil majors.

Japan vows to keep on whaling, calls resolution against its hunt 'regrettable' 19 Sep 2014

TOKYO - Japan vowed on Friday to resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite passage of a resolution opposing its hunt by the international body that oversees whales, terming the negative vote regrettable.

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Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia 15 Sep 2014

By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

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Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia 14 Sep 2014

By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

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Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia 14 Sep 2014

By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

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Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia 14 Sep 2014

By Olesya Astakhova, Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin

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U.S. intensifies sanctions on Russia over Ukraine 13 Sep 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States hit Russia's largest bank, a major arms maker and arctic, deepwater and shale exploration by its biggest oil companies with new sanctions on Friday to punish Moscow for its intervention in Ukraine. | Video

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Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict.