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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, 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.


Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic [Video]

Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic

Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult wooly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in the..

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Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames [Video]

Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames

Average temperatures in Siberia were 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average last month. According to HuffPost, the exceptional heat has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle. It's also contributed..

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All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north [Video]

All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north

As the Arctic ice sheet melts, the United States, Russia and China are racing for a share of the region’s energy and mineral resources.View on euronews

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Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Grow Two Stories Higher [Video]

Climate Change Could Make Arctic Waves Grow Two Stories Higher

Climate change may cause huge waves to swell in the Arctic, reports Gizmodo. This could have a devastating impact on coastal communities. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet...

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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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Climate Point: Russia spills oil in the Arctic; fossil fuels are labeled 'white supremacy'

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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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Snow and Cold in May: A 'Nerve-Racking' Time for Growers

The coronavirus pademic was already making life on the farm unpredictable, and then came an Arctic blast.
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Unusual Mother's Day weather: Two-thirds of the US face record cold and snow while a heat wave blasts the West

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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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Climate Point: Mining lead bullets, and coronavirus in the Arctic

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Oil Industry Tool to Spare Polar Bears Is More Miss Than Hit

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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..
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Norway rejects Moscow's claim it violated Svalbard Treaty

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Avalanche on Svalbard Arctic archipelago kills two Germans

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Cold, wind chill and deadly snow squall: Millions in the Northeast shiver in Arctic-like weather

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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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Rising Arctic temps cause sea ice to melt at alarming level, threatening habitats and cultures

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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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China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

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The blast of Arctic air that's charging across the country will bring the growing season to a screeching halt across much of the central, southern and eastern U.S.
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