Russian Military Discovers New Island in Remote Arctic Archipelago – The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times | Sep 13, 2019 at 7:01 AM
  • The Russian military said it has discovered a new island in the Arctic where maps had previously shown a peninsula as climate change accelerates the disappearance of sea ice.
  • Russia has been increasing its military and commercial presence in the Arctic as the northern region becomes more accessible, brushing off environmental concerns.
  • On Thursday, the Defense Ministry announced that the Navy’s Northern Fleet expedition had “convincingly proved” the presence of an island previously thought to be a peninsula on the Franz Josef Land archipelago.