Arctic

Revival Of Imperial Ambitions: Uk Arctic Buildup Logical Amid Brexit - Analysts

Over the weekend, UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that London would be increasing its military presence in the Arctic to "stay vigilant to new challenges," including Russia's activities in the region.
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Military, Russia

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Science Journo Explains Why Magnetic Pole Flip Won't Kill Life On Earth…probably

Earlier this month, scientists from the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration were forced to update the coordinates of the magnetic North Pole ahead of schedule after finding that it was moving away from the Canadian Arctic and towards...

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Researchers Create The Conditions For Growing Plants In The Arctic

Researchers at the TSU Siberian Botanical Garden (SibBG), the Institute of High Current Electronics SB RAS (IHCE), and Tomsk Polytechnic University have implemented an interdisciplinary project to study the optimal parameters of UV radiation for...

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Bug Sake! Climate Change Is Killing Off Insects

Climate change gets blamed for a lot of things these days: inundating small islands, fueling catastrophic fires, amping-up hurricanes and smashing Arctic sea ice. But a global review of insect research has found another casualty: 40% of insect...
Related topics: Hurricanes

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Russia Wants To Understand What Mandate Nato Seeking In Arctic

MUNICH (Sputnik) - Russia notes NATO military build-up in the Arctic and wants to figure out what mandate the alliance is seeking to get in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
Related topics: Russia, Nato, Military

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Scientists Track The Source Of Soot That Speeds Arctic Melt

Heat-absorbing black carbon comes from fossil fuels in winter and biomass burning in summer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology

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Video: Permafrost In The Arctic - What Increasing Temperatures Mean For The Planet

The fact is, the planet is getting warmer, and with the temperature increase comes an array of issues.
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Russian Region Declares Emergency After Polar Bears Terrorize Town

If you thought rising temperatures, extreme storms, and raging wildfires were all climate change had in store for us, the residents of the remote Russian region Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean have a new one for you: a polar bear invasion.

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Arctic Lakes Might Emit Less Carbon Than Suspected

As northern landscapes warm, researchers are looking to understand the role of lakes in the carbon cycle -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Listen To Creepy Water Drum-like Vibration Of Earth's Magnetic Field

Earlier, scientists were forced to update the World Magnetic Model representing our planet's magnetic field after discovering that the magnetic North Pole was moving from the Canadian Arctic towards Russia's Siberia at a worrying pace.
Related topics: Space, Siberia

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Norwegian Lt General Alleges Russia Conducted 'mock Air Raid' On Arctic Radar

There are no indications that relations between Russia and the West will improve in 2019, Norwegian Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde has suggested.

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Polar Bears Invade Russian Town; Locals Delighted But Wary

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.

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Arctic Sea Ice Loss In The Past Linked To Abrupt Climate Events

A new study on ice cores shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to major climate events. During this period, Greenland temperatures rose by as much as 16 degrees Celsius.

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Widespread Insect Die-off Could Devastate Ecosystems Worldwide

How can we best measure the largely negative impact mankind has had on the planet? Well, we can measure the increasingly dramatic global temperature spikes, observe the disappearance of arctic ice, or tally the number of species that have been...
Related topics: Space

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Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

New research suggests many lakes in the Arctic pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for now.

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Study Of Arctic Fishes Reveals The Birth Of A Gene—from 'junk'

Though separated by a world of ocean, and unrelated to each other, two fish groups—one in the Arctic, the other in the Antarctic—share a surprising survival strategy: They both have evolved the ability to produce the same special brand of...
Related topics: Genetics, Antarctic

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New Legislation Aims To Avert Arctic Giveway To 'corporate Polluters' Sneaked Into Gop Tax Scam

Andrea Germanos, staff writer"This bill calls a halt to the administration's headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters," said John Bowman, senior director for federal affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Related topics: Taxes

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Polar Bear Invasion Prompts Emergency On Russian Islands

Polar bears have moved into residential areas of a village off Russia’s northeastern arctic coast — prompting a state of emergency.Read more...

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Sand From Glacial Melt Could Be Greenland's Economic Salvation

As climate change melts Greenland's glaciers and deposits more river sediment on its shores, an international group of researchers has identified one unforeseen economic opportunity for the Arctic nation: exporting excess sand and gravel abroad,...

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Many Arctic Lakes Give Off Less Carbon Than Expected

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. One consequence of that trend is the thawing of permafrost, a layer of earth that has remained frozen for thousands of years in some areas. This frozen soil and vegetation currently...
Related topics: Space

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