Moscow says it will not participate in hearings by an international maritime panel reviewing the case of Greenpeace activists arrested by Russia last month. But Russian prosecutors said they're dropping piracy charges against the activists.
Greenland, home to the world's largest permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica, is being swept by wildfires. Scientists say global warming and increased plant cover are likely factors.
An international tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay millions in damages to the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace icebreaker in 2013. Russian officials had also detained activists aboard the Dutch-flagged ship.
As climate change melts the Arctic sea ice, industrial fishing fleets are advancing further north in search of cod. Bad news for the pristine ecosystem, says Greenpeace expert Frida Bengtsson, in an interview with DW.
An international arbitration panel has ruled Russia must compensate the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace ship. The Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise had been protesting Arctic oil drilling.
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