The Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East proposed to introduce a service for promotion of Arctic tourism into the national project.
A petition calling for a halt to the protection status of ringed seals in the US part of the Arctic has been rejected by federal authorities.
The nuclear-powered freighter “Sevmorput” off Angola will not be able to fulfil its transport order to supply modules for the new polar station “Vostok”.
The Trump administration wants to use a rule to prevent banks from not financing extractions projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
On November 20, 2020, the IMO in a virtual meeting decided to ban the use and transport of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic Ocean.
The discovery of fossil seal skulls in New Zealand sheds new light on the evolution of seals, especially Antarctic species.