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Rosneft and Gazprom will soon receive new licenses for the development of the four fields on the shelf.

Rosneft, Gazprom to Receive Four Arctic Fields

fields on the shelf ", - said Don. According to the minister, "Rosneft" and "Gazprom" will soon receive new licenses for the development of the four fields on the shelf. "Now the documents are in the government of the Russian Federation", - he said. Ministry of Natural Resources previously submitted to the government a draft decree on the transfer without competition of four licenses to develop oil fields in the Arctic

Arctic Research: The University of Alaska Fairbanks

Russia's Floating Research Station Unfolds in the Arctic

 The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources says that Russia plans to establish a floating research station in Arctic sea. The floating research station “North Pole-41” is already in the making, says the Ministry statement.   The Ministry says that the station will be an important instrument in securing Russian presence in the Arctic and will give Russia the opportunity to set new priorities for the scientific research on the drifting ice.   "At present the deployment of seasonal scientific drifting station" North Pole-2015 is the only possible scientific

Jiaolong: Photo credit Sina/Liu Zhaoquan

China to Step Up Ocean Research as Russia Cuts Arctic Budget

. Xinhua cites Liu Cigui, head of the SOA, as saying that China will positively implement the consensus on oceanic exploration to carry out resource assessments and deep-sea research. In Russia, according to Arctic-Info the finance agency has reduced funding for projects of the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Arctic in 2014. Given the importance of the works in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation controlled by the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Finance Ministry has promised to partly continue funding. Citing an announcement by the press service of the Ministry of Finance

The Grass Carp: Photo credit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Invasive Asian Carp Hooked in Lake Erie

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, confirm that a single live Grass Carp has been caught near Dunnville, Ontario in the Grand River, near Lake Erie This specimen follows an earlier catch of a grass carp on April 27, 2013 in the same area. Testing has confirmed that this specimen was sterile; and, therefore, not able to reproduce. Biologists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada found the grass carp while conducting monitoring for Asian carps in the Grand River. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources performed biological sampling on the specimen and samples were

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