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New environmental disaster in the Arctic

A large amount of fuel has been dumped into nature, near the Russian industrial region of Norilsk, in the Arctic. It is the second incident…

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Antarctic lost sea ice twice the size of Spain in five years, researchers say

Part of the Antarctic has lost more than one million square kilometres of sea ice over the past five years, new research shows. An international…

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Mysterious Climate Change: Antarctic Cold Reversal

Ice core research in Antarctica sheds new light on the role of sea ice for the carbon balance. New research findings underline the crucial role…

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Searing Arctic: Unprecedented Heat Wave Sweeps North Pole; Temperatures Breach All-Time High

Verkhoyansk—a Siberian small town located in the Arctic Circle breached the highest temperature record on June 20, 2020. The temperature reached over 38°C (100° F)—a…

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Why Alaska and the Arctic are Critical to the National Security of the United States

By Col. Michael J. Forsyth, U.S. Army Over the past five years, Russia has moved aggressively to build its Arctic military capabilities, apparently in an…

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Paratroopers jump at 10,000 meters over Russian Arctic base

Nobody has jumped from such heights so far north. “First time in world history,” said Russian Deputy Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, about…

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