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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.


Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky [Video]

Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky

On Tuesday (February 18) night, dancing lights could be seen over the skies of the Arctic town of Kilpisjarvi, in Finland's Lapland region, close to the border with Norway and Sweden.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published
January 2020 was the warmest in weather history [Video]

January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:11Published
Arctic ice loss could lead to cold climate in Western Europe: study [Video]

Arctic ice loss could lead to cold climate in Western Europe: study

Human caused climate change is rapidly melting arctic ice and disrupting ocean currents, which could make Western Europe cooler.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:58Published
Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland [Video]

Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has expand her campaign to Swedish Lapland, learning about how climate change is affecting the Arctic region. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

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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 could be ice-free in the summer during the decade of the 2030s – most likely in the year 2034, according to a study.
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A camera technique used to spot polar bear dens in the Arctic identifies less than half of them, a new study suggests. 
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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

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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Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canada’s Arctic

The artifacts were recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror, before both vanished.
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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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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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Cold, wind chill and deadly snow squall: Millions in the Northeast shiver in Arctic-like weather

Millions of residents across the Northeast were dealing with blinding snow squalls and wind chill temperatures at or below zero degrees.
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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

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

"Unprecedented" warming and "exceptionally low levels" of sea ice are bringing rapid, dramatic and disruptive changes to the Arctic.
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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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Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sources

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China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

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U.S.-China-Russia power play raising tensions in Arctic, says Denmark

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Eye Opener: Arctic cold front descends on U.S.

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The Earth just had its hottest September on record

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