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Polar region on the Earth's northern hemisphere

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Arctic: Polar region on the Earth's northern hemisphere
The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Northern Canada, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost -containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.

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Three bills in U.S. House would ban offshore, Arctic drilling

The U.S. House on Wednesday was slated to begin voting on three bills to block offshore oil and gas drilling off Florida and the Pacific coast and in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, but the..
Reuters - Published

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian media

Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Arctic

Watch: Thirty-five years of Arctic thaw in two minutes [Video]Watch: Thirty-five years of Arctic thaw in two minutes

NASA's scientific visualisation study has updated its animation to show not only how Arctic sea ice has less surface; It is also getting thinner.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:10Published

WMO sees global average temperature at new record in five years [Video]WMO sees global average temperature at new record in five years

The global average temperature is set to rise to at least 1.2 to 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels over the next five years, the World Meteorological Organization has warned. Joe Davies..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Scientists have embarked from Norway on the longest-ever expedition to the Arctic [Video]Scientists have embarked from Norway on the longest-ever expedition to the Arctic

The MOSAiC expedition is a year-long project led by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute which aims to learn more about the weather processes in the Arctic.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published

How summer 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming [Video]How summer 2019 was hellish for the Arctic, the frontline of climate change and global warming

Unprecedented wildfires, a record melt of the sea ice and some more extreme weather episodes have marked the 2019 summer season in the Arctic Circle. It was on a par or worse than the 2012 record melt..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:29Published

Aurora dances brightly above Zhongshan Station in Antarctica [Video]Aurora dances brightly above Zhongshan Station in Antarctica

The aurora is a natural light predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions around the Arctic and Antarctic. It is caused by disturbances in the magnetosphere by the solar wind, which is a stream of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Bardem takes fight to protect oceans to U.N. [Video]Bardem takes fight to protect oceans to U.N.

Spanish actor Javier Bardem said during an interview with Reuters on Monday that his experience of traveling through the Antarctic made him realize just how "fragile" the ecosystem is. Bardem later..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

 

Mystery of the Franklin expedition in Arctic waters

Researchers in Canada have been exploring the wreck of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition.
BBC News - Published

In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic win

Greenland's leaders want to use global interest in the Arctic island aroused by President Donald Trump's eye-catching offer of a sale to stimulate investment and earn more from U.S. military activity..
Reuters - Published

Russia floating nuclear power station to set sail across Arctic

The world's first such facility faces a long voyage across the Arctic ocean to Russia's far east.
BBC News - Published

Russian nuclear accident: Medics fear 'radioactive patients'

Arctic hospital staff did not know that military test victims were irradiated, the BBC learns.
BBC News - Published

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the..
Reuters - Published

Plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic

Even in the Arctic, microscopic particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow, a study has found.
BBC News - Published

Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

The radiation spike, caused by a rocket blast in the Arctic, lasted for several hours, Russia says.
BBC News - Published

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing in Arctic?

A rocket engine blew up in the Arctic, killing five nuclear experts and sparking a radiation scare.
BBC News - Published

Russian Arctic panic-buying over rocket accident radiation

People rush to buy iodine pills after a rocket engine explosion and radiation spike at a military site.
BBC News - Published

Do these icebergs produce the world's purest water?

Selling water from melted icebergs is big business on Canada's eastern coast, but there are concerns over Arctic warming.
BBC News - Published

‘Bathing in ice gives me a natural high’

How the so-called "Asian Iceman" tries to recreate the feeling he found in the Arctic in his own home.
BBC News - Published

Alaska natives accuse White House of hiding Arctic oil impact information

Alaska Natives and environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, accusing it of concealing information about the effects of oil development in the long-protected Arctic National..
Reuters - Published

Fourteen Russian sailors killed in submarine fire: ministry

Fourteen Russian sailors were killed when a fire broke out while their deep-water research submarine was carrying out a survey of the sea floor near the Arctic, the Russian defense ministry said on..
Reuters - Published

Scientists 'speechless' at Arctic fox's epic trek

A young fox has walked from Norway's Arctic islands to Canada in just 76 days.
BBC News - Published

The teenager with Down's syndrome swimming in the Arctic

Trym is the first person to live on the Svalbard Islands with Down's syndrome and he isn't letting it hold him back.
BBC News - Published

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains

fossil proves hyenas once roamed canada's arctic plains
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.
BBC News - Published

Canada erupts as Raptors capture first ever NBA championship

Canadians erupted from coast to coast and all the way up to the Arctic on Thursday as the Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA championship in a country that is traditionally known as the home of..
Reuters - Published

Russia 'probably' conducting banned nuclear tests, US official says

russia 'probably' conducting banned nuclear tests, us official says
Moscow is likely testing low-yield nuclear weapons in the Arctic, a US intelligence official says.
BBC News - Published

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker

Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial..
Reuters - Published

US climate objections sink Arctic Council accord in Finland

us climate objections sink arctic council accord in finland
There is no joint declaration by Arctic nations as the US criticises climate change wording.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo: Russia is "aggressive" in Arctic, China's work there also needs watching

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo warns about Russia, China activities in Arctic

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed concern over Chinese and Russian investments in the Arctic and called on both countries to act responsibly in the region.
Reuters - Published

Bank holiday weather: Monday to bring freezing weather as temperatures plummet

Icy air flows south from Arctic, bringing patches of frost and some sleet
Independent - Published

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with..
Reuters - Published

Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role in crafting policies governing the polar region, a senior U.S...
Reuters - Published

An African boy's remarkable odyssey to the Arctic

an african boy's remarkable odyssey to the arctic
Why a West African boy ran away from his village in Togo to live in the Arctic in the 1960s.
BBC News - Published

Norway finds 'Russian spy whale' off Arctic coast

norway finds 'russian spy whale' off arctic coast
A tame beluga wearing a Russian harness is thought to have come from a Russian navy facility.
BBC News - Published

Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says
The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.
BBC News - Published

Trump offshore drilling order unlawful, judge rules

trump offshore drilling order unlawful, judge rules
The 2017 move aimed to allow oil and gas companies to work in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic.
BBC News - Published

U.S. judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing

A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing.
Reuters - Published

Climate change: Unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes

climate change: unlocking the secrets of glacial microbes
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
BBC News - Published

In U.S. Midwest, 22F 'feels like spring' after days of brutal cold

Bone-chilling cold that paralyzed a chunk of the United States this week and killed at least 18 people eased on Friday as an errant Arctic air mass retreated ahead of a warmer-than-normal weekend in..
Reuters - Published

Icy blast begins to ease in U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Frigid weather that paralyzed a large swath of the United States this week and caused at least 21 deaths began easing on Friday as an Arctic air mass pulled away, setting the stage for a warmer weekend..
Reuters - Published

Over 20 dead in U.S. polar vortex, frostbite amputations feared

Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and were blamed for at least 21..
Reuters - Published

U.S. polar vortex nears end, blamed for 21 deaths

Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and were blamed for at least 21..
Reuters - Published

At least 12 dead as Arctic freeze spreads into U.S. Northeast

The blast of Arctic air that brought record-breaking cold, causing at least a dozen deaths and canceling or delaying thousands of flights in the U.S. Midwest, spread eastward on Thursday, bringing..
Reuters - Published

Arctic cold pounds on U.S. Northeast and Midwest

The blast of Arctic air that brought record-breaking cold and caused at least a dozen deaths in the U.S. Midwest spread eastward on Thursday, bringing sub-zero misery to the Northeast.
Reuters - Published

'Absolute coldest' deadly deep freeze grips Midwestern U.S.

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air moved across the Midwest and into Eastern states,..
Reuters - Published

As polar vortex lingers, parts of U.S. set for record lows

Parts of the United States are bracing for record low temperatures on Wednesday, as a blast of Arctic air gripping much of the country spreads further across the Midwest and Eastern states.
Reuters - Published

Polar vortex freezes U.S. Midwest with snow, dangerously cold air

A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, bone-chilling cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far..
Reuters - Published

Polar vortex delivers Arctic blast to U.S. Midwest

A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought record-setting cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as..
Reuters - Published

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