Latest Barents Sea Stories
By Alister Doyle KIRKENES, Norway (Reuters) - In a blossoming of post-Cold War romance on the Arctic tip of Europe, one in four marriages in the Norwegian port of Kirkenes involves a Russian.
By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russia has again delayed the $20 billion development of a giant Arctic gas field, planned to help supply the U.S. market, as attention focuses on a frostier mood between Washington and Moscow.
By Melissa Akin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Top global energy consumer the United States on Wednesday sought to assure producers that it will need even more of their oil and gas, despite a longer term aim to cut dependence on imports.
OSLO (Reuters) - Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said on Friday.
Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...
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