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International, Politics

Russia scores scientific point in quest for extended Arctic continental shelf

Russia has scored an important scientific point in its quest to declare vast swaths of the Arctic as part of its extended continental shelf in the rapidly melting northern ocean, according to Russian officials. The United Nations Commission on the »

International, Politics

Canada to file Arctic continental shelf submission in 2019: Global Affairs Canada

The federal government plans to file its submission on the outer limits of Canada’s continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean in early 2019 and Ottawa’s submission is expected to overlap with both Russian and Danish submissions, according to officials with »

International, Politics

Why Canada can’t have the North Pole

Ottawa’s efforts to map the Central Arctic Ocean in an attempt to present a scientific case for Canada’s claim to the North Pole are a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, says one of the country’s leading experts on international law »

International, Politics

Canada to submit its Arctic continental shelf claim in 2018

Canada plans to submit its Arctic continental shelf claim in 2018 and it is expected to include the North Pole, overlapping with both Russian and Danish submissions that also claim ownership of the planet’s northernmost point, according to Canadian officials. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Discussions underway on who can claim the Arctic seabed

Quietly flying under the news radar is an extremely important international meeting in New York City. Economic control of extensive regions of the Arctic seabed is a question involving potentially billions of dollars as it is thought there is vast mineral »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Canada on the hook for millions in international oil royalties?

A little-known clause in an international agreement could mean Canada would have to pay millions in royalties from offshore oil development. It’s known as Article 82 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It would »