http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Greenland ends oil and gas exploration on climate concerns https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/7/16/greenland-ends-oil-and-gas-exploration-on-climate-concerns Greenland's government “has decided to cease issuing new licenses for oil and gas exploration,” it said in a statement. “This step has been taken for the sake of our nature, for the sake of our fisheries, for the sake of our tourism industry, and to focus our business on sustainable potentials.” Tensions over Arctic resource rights grow as Russia takes leadership role https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/21/tensions-over-arctic-resource-rights-grow-as-russia-takes-leadership-role Ministers gathering in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik for a meeting of the Arctic Council last week weren’t due to discuss security. But the issue dominated conversations on the sidelines after Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov declared ahead of the summit that the Arctic “is our land and our waters.”