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Barents Region is on fire

Fire fighters combat wildfires from the Kola Peninsula to Norrbotten as record heat wave continues north of the Arctic Circle. By Thomas Nilsen, The Barents Observer After 31 wildfires in Norrbotten in recent days, fire fighters are tired and need rest. But the danger...

Fighting for Násafjäll

Reindeer herding or mining on Násafjäll? The question comes to a head now that the company Elkem AS has applied for expropriation in order to start quarrying for quartz in an area where three Swedish Sámi villages and a Norwegian reindeer-herding district practice...

On the Verge of a Plague

On the Yamal peninsula, the reindeer are dying again and the mortality rate this time is greater than during the anthrax epidemic two years ago. Text by Tatiana Britskaya, Novaya Gazeta The corpses are lying all over the tundra. According to estimates from local...