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On Monday, the Arctic Corsair's bell was taken down ready to exchange with the Odinn's bell in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of a trip to the international partner city.
Russian scientists say the air temperature in the Arctic may low not earlier than 2020. Over the past ten years, the Arctic area became warmer by an average of three degrees, expert of the AntArctic Research Institute Valery Karklin told TASS on Feb. 21.
British tabloid The Daily Star wrote that Russia could explode a nuclear bomb on a secret range ground in the Arctic, on Novaya Zemlya.
Russia's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to create a new Arctic air-defence division covering the Eastern Arctic by 2018, state-owned media announced on 20 February. The unit will protect Moscow and the Ural region from potential aircraft and ...
Copenhagen, Denmark - A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.
indigenous people in the Arctic who've been eating polar bears since the Stone Age are getting fat for the first time ever, and scientists blame the creep of a Western diet full of nonperishable, sugary junk food.
FEARS are mounting Vladimir Putin's military have carried out a secret Arctic nuclear test after a huge spike in dangerous radiation levels were detected across Europe.
Apart from endangering a range of species from polar bears to Arctic cod to caribou, and disrupting or destroying communities dependent on the ice in complex relationships, the disappearance of summer sea ice would also bring a major acceleration of ...
Arctic cruising has captured the imagination of a futuristic designer who has developed a concept vehicle called the Resolute - an all-season, all-terrain cruise vessel designed to explore the Arctic and AntArctic regions on tracks. The concept has ...
A Republican lawmaker is pushing President Trump to buy more icebreakers for the Coast Guard to counter Russian moves in the Arctic. "Russia is launching its biggest icebreaker - The Arktika. It should be of tremendous concern that next to this vessel ...
Arctic researchers now have new high-resolution digital elevation models of a larger portion of the polar region they can use for studying ice melt and other changes in the landscape.
Third stage of Arctic adventure. The trek is the third stage of Zahab and Gregoretti's "Arctic Extreme expedition," which began inauspiciously on Feb. 1. The first leg - an attempt to traverse Labrador's Torngat Mountain range on foot - nearly ended ...
Feb. 21, 1989: The Globe reports that new data from the Arctic, indicating that northern polar regions may be significantly more vulnerable to ozone destruction than previously thought, has immediate implications for New England.
While Canada and the U.S. ban Arctic drilling for oil and gas motivated by environmental concerns, and majors such as Shell pull out of their Arctic projects due to financial pressures, Norwegian energy companies are planning to increase drilling in ...
A proposal to tackle global warming by thickening Arctic ice using millions of wind-powered pumps to move seawater on to the surface of the ice has been outlined by scientists at Arizona State University (ASU).
An investigation into bird populations on the Alaskan island of Chirikof has turned up evidence that the Arctic ground squirrel might not be an invasive species after all.
On stage now at The Arctic Playhouse, courtesy of the Striving artists Theatre Company, "Mrs. Mannerly" focuses on the experience of Jeffrey, whose parents enroll him in manners class at the Y because he doesn't seem to enjoy any other activities.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 5:47 PM - Drastic times call for drastic measures, it can be argued. When it comes to fighting Arctic sea ice loss, here's one ...
'The problem is that carbohydrates do not contain the necessary micro elements, which help survival in Arctic conditions,' he said.
Canada's glaciers are responding rapidly to a warming Arctic and are a major contributor to sea level rise, a new study suggests.
Vladimir Putin's forces are carrying out a gruelling Cold War exercise in freezing Arctic conditions as Russia moves to bolster its military presence in the region.
Our Earth has unimaginable diversity, from seascapes 8,000 meters below the ocean's surface to landscapes 8,000 meters above it.
A groundbreaking project to sail a huge research ship into the Arctic, and allow it to become encased in ice so it can monitor the climate, will bring more accurate weather forecasts for Britain.
Study from decades ago proved remarkably accurate in showing how global warming would affect the Arctic's sea ice, currently in steep decline.
With a polar explorer as a father, I feel drawn to all things Arctic. This area of the Highlands has a particular resonance, as it was where my dad spent his final years.
INCREDIBLE footage has emerged of a magical glowing ice cave in the Arctic created by a sculptor who has been carving ice for over 30 years.
"We call it the 'Arctic Riviera' because these birds are coming south in the fall, they love this habitat, and this is about as far south as they get in the lower 48.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency unveiled a new collection of digital elevation models of the Arctic at Esri's two-day Federal GIS conference that kicked off Monday in Washington.
Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM -4.5%) is sharply lower after falling well short of Q4 earnings expectations and announcing plans for at least $1.2B in spending to build a gold mine in Canada's Arctic and expand another. AEM's board approves building the ...
(Bloomberg) - explorers look set to drill a record number of wells in Norway's Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60 a barrel.
Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Michel stressed to the Committee on Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment on Monday that the service could not guarantee year-round access to the Arctic Circle because its icebreaker fleet is not reliable.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and AntArctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Friday (Feb 17), while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a ...
It was my fourth day in the Arctic, in early March 2016, and this was by no means the first remarkable experience. In fact, it had been a stream of the extraordinary since leaving London.
Emerging international interest in Arctic shipping has opened a broader market. Now, the technology developed in its home waters is increasingly finding its way to traditional icebreakers as well as ice-strengthened and ice-breaking vessels that sail ...
Even the places one might assume are pristine, such as the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, are littered with the detritus of human activity, as proven by the growth of a sixth garbage patch in the freezing Barents Sea.
Gazprom Neft continues to invest heavily in its Arctic fields, despite the fact that all other areas have fled the region. The development of Arctic fields suffers from significant economic difficulties in the current environment. Arctic drilling looks ...
The Arctic and AntArctic sea ice extent were the smallest on record for January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday.
Family, friends and comrades are travelling from across the globe to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Black Country submariner Paul McCann, while raising money for needy children.
"We need to continue the improvement and reinforcement of border areas with poor infrastructure thus far, including the Far Eastern boundaries and the Arctic region," Putin said. Russia has recently identified the development of the country's Arctic ...
Oil and gas explorer 88 Energy said that Doyon Drilling's Arctic Fox rig is to move to the Icewine 2 appraisal well in April after the completion of drilling on a nearby acreage.
By Nicole MordantFeb 15 (Reuters) - Agnico Eagle Mines said on Wednesday it would invest more than $1.2 billion in building a gold mine in Canada's Arctic and expanding another, making it one of the few gold companies to be constructing ...
Louis Theroux has spoken about his love for Arctic Monkeys and Skepta, while attending tonight's (February 15) VO5 NME Awards 2017.
The R/V Melville, a now-retired navy research vessel, was used by the Cornell research team to test their model for inferring a ship's role gyradius.
Members of the Arctic Response Company Group from 38 Canadian Brigade Group head towards the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry location, during a relief in place, conducted during Exercise Arctic RAM 2016 in Resolute Bay, ...
Up until 2005, two factors were nearly equal contributors to Arctic ice loss. Icebergs breaking off into the ocean from glacier fronts accounted for 52 per cent of the loss, while surface melting on glaciers (ice that was exposed to sun and air) was ...
And while not permanent protections, Obama did take the entire Arctic Ocean -- including that one crucial stretch of the Beaufort sea -- out of the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Five Year Program 2017-2022 (aka the Five Year Program).


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