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Arctic: Polar region of 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.

Forest fires burn out of control in Russia's Arctic region [Video]

Forest fires burn out of control in Russia's Arctic region

More than 2,000 hectares of forest was on fire, according to Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.View on euronews

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Environmental group attacks Norway plans for vast Arctic oil exploration [Video]

Environmental group attacks Norway plans for vast Arctic oil exploration

Environmental group attacks Norway plans for vast Arctic oil exploration

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Arctic Siberian town hit with record heatwave [Video]

Arctic Siberian town hit with record heatwave

Scientists are working to verify the hottest temperature recorded in one of the coldest places on Earth.

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Russia charges Arctic city mayor over fuel spill response [Video]

Russia charges Arctic city mayor over fuel spill response

Russia said on Thursday it had charged the head of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk with criminal negligence over what investigators said was his bungled response to a major environmental disaster...

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Putin declares Arctic fuel spill state of emergency [Video]

Putin declares Arctic fuel spill state of emergency

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the bungled response to a fuel spill in a remote Arctic region, before declaring a state of emergency in the area. More than 20,000 tons of oil was released..

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Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast [Video]

Polar vortex brings springtime snow to the U.S. East Coast

The polar vortex dumped snow and cold Arctic air on parts of the northeast United States and Canada over Mother's Day weekend.

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Second World War veteran remembers VE Day [Video]

Second World War veteran remembers VE Day

Dougie Shelley, 94, who joined the Royal Navy aged 17, served as a Seaman Gunner on the Arctic convoys before being posted to the Pacific and Australia. Mr Shelley described how the order of “splice..

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Nornickel: Russia probes new pollution at Arctic mining firm

Workers are suspended after waste water, said to contain heavy metals, was pumped into the wilderness.
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Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.
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Fuel from Russian Arctic spill reaches large lake, says governor

Diesel fuel from a major spill in Russia's Arctic has reached a pristine lake which is the basin for a river flowing into the Arctic Ocean, a regional official said on Tuesday, but the mining giant..
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Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening..
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Russia's Nornickel says it will pay for clean-up after fuel spill

Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel will fully finance the clean-up operation after a major fuel spill in the Arctic and sees it costing around 10 billion roubles ($145 million), the company's..
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Kremlin dismisses talk of ousting Nornickel President after fuel spill

The Kremlin dismissed on Friday the idea of ousting Norilsk Nickel President Vladimir Potanin after a Russian lawmaker said he should go following an Arctic fuel spill late last month.
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Kremlin shrugs off speculation of Nornickel nationalisation after fuel spill

The idea of forcing out Norilsk Nickel president Vladimir Potanin, raised by one Russian lawmaker after an Arctic fuel spill, is unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.
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Fuel leak risk at Arctic mining site flagged by Russia years before spill: RBC

A Russian safety watchdog warned a subsidiary of mining giant Norilsk Nickel in 2017-2018 about dozens of violations at a fuel site in the Arctic where a huge leak of diesel fuel occurred last week,..
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Putin backs state of emergency in Arctic region over fuel spill in river

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a state of emergency in the Arctic city of Norilsk on Wednesday after a huge leak of fuel into a river and upbraided a senior official on television over what..
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Russian village building LNG supply plant to get new hospital after COVID-19 outbreak

Russia's Arctic region of Murmansk plans to build a new temporary hospital in a village where a vital liquefied natural gas supply plant is being built after an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
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UK weather forecast: Warm weather until large temperature drop on weekend

Cold air from Arctic will bring sharp end to warm spell
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Two men and a dog chasing an Arctic dream in a lifeboat

Two architects bought a retired Scottish ferry lifeboat and converted it for the adventure of a lifetime.
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Russian envoy to Denmark says U.S. provokes Arctic peace

Russia's ambassador to Denmark has accused Washington of provoking confrontation in the Arctic in order to achieve dominance in a region where Moscow has invested heavily.
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US extends economic aid to Greenland to counter China, Russia in Arctic

The United States announced a $12.1 million economic aid package for Greenland on Thursday aimed at strengthening mutual ties and boosting a renewed U.S. push for a greater military presence in the..
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U.S. economic aid to Greenland draws criticism in Denmark

An economic aid package being prepared by the U.S. government to Greenland is drawing criticism in Denmark less than a year after it rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trump's offer to buy the vast Arctic..
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Russia protests after Norway detains trawler near Svalbard

Russia on Friday said it had filed a protest to Oslo after Norwegian coastguards detained a Russian trawler near a remote chain of islands in the Arctic earlier this month.
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French chess team quarantined in Russia plan next move

When a group of French chess players traveled to the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk for a tournament this month, they didn't expect to end up in quarantine and face delays in getting home.
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The Arctic honeymoon that led to an unexpected reunion

Julia spent 25 years dreaming of her first home. Eventually she returned - and found a long-lost toy.
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Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of..
Reuters - Published

Norway rejects Moscow's claim it violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there..
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Avalanche on Svalbard Arctic archipelago kills two Germans

Two Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norwegian news agency NTB said.
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Russia alarmed by U.S. Air Force visit to Norwegian island

Russia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip to a Norwegian outpost in the Arctic by a U.S. Air Force unit and urged Oslo to refrain from what it said were de-stabilizing moves in the strategic..
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Russia accuses Norway of restricting its activities on Arctic islands

Russia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved.
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A plateful of plastic: Visualizing the microplastic we consume

Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice - and in our bodies as we breathe in and eat microplastic, and drink..
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Ruslan Shaveddinov: Russian opposition activist 'kidnapped' by army

Ruslan Shaveddinov's forcible conscription to serve in the Arctic is condemned by his allies.
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Anti-Kremlin activist forcibly conscripted to Arctic was kidnapped, say allies

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday that the forcible military conscription of one of his allies to a remote air base in the Arctic amounted to kidnapping and illegal..
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Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry..
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Two soldiers injured as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, and two soldiers were injured, Russian news agencies cited..
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Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire in northern port: news agencies

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies..
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Climate change hitting top U.S. fishery in the Arctic: NOAA

Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America's largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal..
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Russia plans to set up Arctic air defense 'dome' with S-400 missiles

Russia plans to establish an air defense "dome" across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Monday.
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Danish PM suggests increasing Arctic surveillance in response to Russian activity

The Danish government aims to increase military surveillance of the Arctic sea and airspace in response to increased Russian activity in the region, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said ahead of a..
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Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sources

Russia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported on Saturday, citing two military..
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Danes see Greenland security risk amid Arctic tensions

For the first time Denmark puts mineral-rich Greenland top of its national security agenda.
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China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, as it warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the..
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U.S.-China-Russia power play raising tensions in Arctic, says Denmark

A growing geopolitical rivalry in the Arctic between the United States, China and Russia is increasing tensions in the area, Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service said on Friday.
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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
BBC News - Published

Arctic blast: US temperatures plummet to record lows

Several places experience record-breaking low temperatures as an Arctic air mass hits the country.
BBC News - Published

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..
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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..
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Mystery of the Franklin expedition in Arctic waters

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