mining the arctic

Mining in the Arctic: The Beginnings of an Industry INN

Aug 23, 2019  Mining in the Arctic: The future of the north. Each of the Arctic jurisdictions aren’t going anywhere as more attention is turned to the mineral resources available. Rather, climate change will ...

ARCTIS Arctic Mining, Resources and Activity

Mining has a longer history than hydrocarbon production across the Arctic. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the quality of Arctic coal deposits (the principal fuel of shipping) led to investment and interest in the Svalbard archipelago, culminating in the Svalbard treaty in 1920 (xxvi). For a long time, mining was Greenland’s only ...

Mining in the Arctic environment – A review from ...

Mar 01, 2019  Conclusion: lessons to learn considering the sustainability of mining in the Arctic region. Mining is a significant but controversial industry in the Arctic. It supports the local and regional economic development while simultaneously causing long-term negative impacts to the surrounding biotic and abiotic environment.

Benefits, adverse effects and risks of Arctic mining ...

Feb 26, 2019  More information: Anne Tolvanen et al. Mining in the Arctic environment – A review from ecological, socioeconomic and legal perspectives, Journal of

Sustainable Arctic Mining? A Comparative Analysis of ...

Nov 20, 2018  Sustainable Arctic Mining? A Comparative Analysis of Greenland and Nunavut Mining Discourses. The question of whether or not to mine is often placed center-stage in discussions about rights and resources in the Arctic. Some primarily perceive mining as the key to a better economy, while others put greater emphasis on the possible threat to nature.

Mining the Arctic - Mineral Processing

Dec 01, 2016  Summary: The polar region north of the Arctic Circle has sparked renewed interest among mining companies, as it holds so-called “world class” deposits of diamonds, gold and base metals. The problems and prospects there are described in this report on the basis of numerous projects. High standards have to be applied in these projects.

Mining the Arctic for its Mineral Riches

After the Ice: Mineral Riches of the Arctic Receding Arctic ice is unlocking fathomless mineral resources — if you don’t mind frost and cost. 90 billion barrels — is the estimated size of undiscovered oil deposits beyond the Arctic Circle.

Mining in the Arctic – Insights from Russia, Greenland ...

Oct 30, 2017  Berit Skorstad is a professor in Sociology at Nord University in Bodø, Norway, and leads the research group for environmental, Arctic and international studies at the Faculty of social science. Together they edited the book “The Will to Drill - Mining in Arctic Communities”, which was published on Springer in 2017.

Mining in the Arctic environment – A review from ...

Mar 01, 2019  Conclusion: lessons to learn considering the sustainability of mining in the Arctic region. Mining is a significant but controversial industry in the Arctic. It supports the local and regional economic development while simultaneously causing long-term negative impacts to the surrounding biotic and abiotic environment.

3 dead in Russian mining giant’s Arctic accident Free ...

1 天前  3 dead in Russian mining giant’s Arctic accident. By. AFP - February 21, 2021 8:22 AM. Emergency personnel work at the site of a collapsed processing plant in Norilsk on Saturday. (AP pic)

10 Reasons Why Arctic Oil Drilling Is a Really Bad, Stupid ...

Feb 23, 2012  The Arctic is remote it has a small population, and few facilities available. About 6,000 ships were used to skim oil in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Cairn Energy had a mere 14 ships available in the Baffin Bay in Greenland; Shell has named

Arctic mine expansion protests spread throughout Nunavut ...

Feb 09, 2021  Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation said Monday ongoing protests at the mining operation in the High Arctic have stranded about 700 hundred workers at the campsite.

Nornickel fined $2 billion for massive Arctic ... - mining

Arctic’s worst ecological disaster Local green groups said the miner initially attempted to cover up the fuel leak , but the extent of it was quickly visible via satellite images, prompting ...

Mining Gold In The Arctic: Brave New World

Canada’s Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. has struggled to mine gold in the world’s Arctic region, in the north of Canada, Alaska, Russia and Scandinavia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company ...

The threat to Antarctica from mining and exploiting oil ...

Human Impacts on Antarctica and Threats to the Environment - Mining and Oil There has never been any commercial mining in Antarctica, there are no current plans to mine Antarctica and mining is currently completely banned by the Antarctic Treaty until 2048.

Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine ...

Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine. James E. Shigley, Russell Shor, Pedro Padua, Christopher M. Breeding, Steven B. Shirey, and Douglas Ashbury Download PDF. Figure 1. The Diavik diamond mine, shown here in February 2015, is located on a small island in Lac de Gras, approximately 300 km northeast of Yellowknife and 220 km ...

A Russian Operation Is Mining Bitcoin in the Arctic Circle ...

1 天前  A Russian company is leveraging the Siberian city of Norilsk located above the Arctic Circle in order to mine bitcoins. Bitcluster, the owner of the crypto mining operation, plans to expand the ...

Three dead and three injured in Russian mining giant ...

1 天前  Three dead and three injured in Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel’s accident in Arctic The company said that the accident had taken place following a ‘crude violation’ of safety rules and ...

Mining in the Arctic – Insights from Russia, Greenland ...

Oct 30, 2017  Berit Skorstad is a professor in Sociology at Nord University in Bodø, Norway, and leads the research group for environmental, Arctic and international studies at the Faculty of social science. Together they edited the book “The Will to Drill - Mining in Arctic Communities”, which was published on Springer in 2017.

Arctic Oil Drilling - Greenpeace USA

Fragile Arctic ice and tricky weather conditions make a spill in the region even more likely. In a review of Shell’s plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean, the U.S. Department of the Interior found that there’s a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill if an oil company finds oil and produces it.

Russian mining giant agrees to pay £1.4 billion in damages ...

Feb 19, 2021  Russian mining giant agrees to pay £1.4 billion in damages for Arctic’s largest fuel spill Some 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaked into the river system after a tank at Nornickel's power plant ...

Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion ...

A Russian court has ordered a mining company involved in a massive Arctic fuel spill last year to pay approximately $1.96 billion in compensation. Bloomberg reported Friday that the court sided ...

ARCTIS Arctic Mining, Resources and Activity

Mining has a longer history than hydrocarbon production across the Arctic. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the quality of Arctic coal deposits (the principal fuel of shipping) led to investment and interest in the Svalbard archipelago, culminating in the Svalbard treaty in 1920 (xxvi). For a long time, mining was Greenland’s only ...

Russian court orders mining giant to pay nearly $2 billion ...

A Russian court has ordered a mining company involved in a massive Arctic fuel spill last year to pay approximately $1.96 billion in compensation. Bloomberg reported Friday that the court sided ...

Mining in the Arctic

Active mining claims currently cover 3.6 million acres of land in Alaska (less than 2 % of the state’s total land mass) Alaska’s gold resources have grown from just a few million ounces in 1980 to nearly 140 million ounces ... – largest mining operation in the Arctic

Oil and gas WWF Arctic

The Arctic has short summers, low temperatures, and limited sunlight, it can take decades for Arctic ocean ecosystems to recover from damage. Rising temperatures Drilling for more oil and gas in the Arctic is not compliant with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise to less than 1.5°C.

Mining in the Arctic: Proceedings of the 6th International ...

The proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Mining in the Arctic, held in Greenland in 2001. The papers cover a wide variety of topics, including: mining exploration and exploitation; mining engineering and mine design; environmental impact of mining in the Arctic; and more.

Arctic Oil Drilling - Greenpeace USA

Fragile Arctic ice and tricky weather conditions make a spill in the region even more likely. In a review of Shell’s plans to drill in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean, the U.S. Department of the Interior found that there’s a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill if an oil company finds oil and produces it.

Arctic mine expansion protests spread throughout Nunavut ...

Feb 09, 2021  Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation said Monday ongoing protests at the mining operation in the High Arctic have stranded about 700 hundred workers at the campsite.

Arctic mining: Minerals race could be the geopolitical ...

But with sea ice melting at a rapid rate due to global warming, the Arctic Sea — and its abundance of valuable minerals and natural resources — is becoming more accessible each year.

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic ...

The Arctic Ocean is one of the most pristine and fragile places left on the planet—and it’s in trouble. In January, the Trump administration called for the removal of crucial Arctic protections in a new draft proposal of where oil and gas companies can purchase leases for offshore drilling.

Mining Gold In The Arctic: Brave New World

Canada’s Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. has struggled to mine gold in the world’s Arctic region, in the north of Canada, Alaska, Russia and Scandinavia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company ...

A new Cold War: mining geopolitics in the Arctic circle ...

China’s Arctic Policy White Paper in 2018 described the country as a “near-Arctic state”, meaning that events in the Arctic Circle have an effect on mainland China’s climate, economy, and society, and China should therefore be involved in Arctic endeavours.

Russian mining giant agrees to pay £1.4 billion in damages ...

Feb 19, 2021  Russian mining giant agrees to pay £1.4 billion in damages for Arctic’s largest fuel spill Some 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel leaked into the river system after a tank at Nornickel's power plant ...

(PDF) Mining in the Arctic environment – A review from ...

The development of mining and other resource-based industries are among key drivers of economic development in the Arctic. The fragile environment and the presence of nature-based livelihoods and ...

Resources in the Arctic 2019 Nordregio

The map shows the main sites for gas and oil activities and mining resources in the Arctic. Exploration, development of production, and transport facilities for oil, gas, and mineral resources is increasing throughout the circumpolar region. Receding sea ice cover and permafrost thaw will influence accessibility to mineral and energy resources ...