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Plastic trash discovered in pristine Arctic snow

We've polluted the deepest oceans with plastic trash, now it's the Arctic's turn: Blown by the wind, 'microplastics' have been discovered there.
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Rare lightning strikes 300 miles from North Pole amid hot summer in the Arctic

In an unusual event Saturday evening, multiple lightning strikes were detected within 300 miles of the North Pole, the National Weather Service said.
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The Arctic's ice sheet is melting at a rapid rate: 11 billion tons in one day

Greenland's ice sheet melted at its most rapid rate of the summer on Thursday.
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Massive Siberia wildfires pose potential threat to climate worldwide

Forest fires tearing through Siberia have experts worried about the potential long-term impacts on the planet. CBS News contributing meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joined "CBSN AM" with how the fires..
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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..
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More than 200 reindeer found dead of starvation in the Arctic, scientists say

The cause of the reindeer deaths, according to the Norwegian Polar Institute, was starvation induced by altered conditions in the Arctic.
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Climate Watch: Arctic to be hit by record-breaking heat wave from Europe

Record heat seen in parts of Europe last week is expected to move farther north this week. The United Nations says the rising heat could cause record melting of the world's second largest ice sheet in..
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July expected to be the Earth's hottest month on record

Fueled by record-breaking warmth in Europe, the U.S. and the Arctic, and supercharged by global warming, July will be the hottest month for the Earth.
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Thanks to climate change, parts of the Arctic are on fire. Scientists are concerned

Satellite images are showing that areas of the Arctic have been catching fire. These wildfires, while not uncommon, are concerning scientists.
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Siberia's Pleistocene Park: Bringing back pieces of the Ice Age to combat climate change

With Arctic permafrost thawing too quickly, scientists in Siberia are considering drastic measures. Scott Pelley reports
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Recreating the Ice Age to fight climate change

With Arctic permafrost thawing too quickly, scientists in Siberia are considering drastic measures
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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..
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Amazing photo shows dogs 'sledding on water' amid Greenland ice melt

This stunning photo – taken by scientists on the melting Greenland ice sheet last week – shows how unusually warm it's been in the Arctic.
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Sled dogs slog through meltwater on Greenland ice sheet

"Challenging conditions" for researchers collecting instruments used to measure sea ice brought on by "very warm conditions" in the Arctic
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‘Naked and Afraid’ competitor blazes wilderness trail for transgender outdoors people

For Quince Mountain, Arctic dog musher from Wisconsin, survival skills run deeper than building fires
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Greenland experiences severe ice melting

Nearly half of Greenland's ice sheet began melting this week after an unprecedented warm spell hit the Arctic region. Temperatures climbed more than 40 degrees above average, causing an estimated 2..
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Manchin: Russian activity in Arctic at highest level since Cold War

The West Virginia Democrat said Moscow's expanding military and economic activity in the region poses an urgent geopolitical threat to the U.S.
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Manchin warns of Russian aggression in the Arctic

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his recent trip to the Arctic amid U.S. intelligence reports that Russia is conducting secret nuclear weapon tests there.
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