Arctic


Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

2015-04-24 20:11

Ministers from Arctic nations have gathered in northern Canada to shine a spotlight on one of the planet's most remote regions.

Greenpeace: Stop Arctic drilling Shell

2014-04-25 10:41

Shell’s partner Gazprom is currently extracting oil from the Arctic, just a mere 50km from a wildlife reserve according to Greenpeace.

Pint-sized tyrannosaur, king of Arctic

2014-03-13 10:50

A pint-sized tyrannosaur braved the frigid Arctic and feasted on fellow dinosaurs 70 million years ago, according to a report on a new species identified in Alaska.

US on alert as Russia guns for Arctic

2013-11-22 15:00

The US military is looking for ways to expand operations in the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too

2013-09-11 21:31

Arctic sea ice, which has been declining in area by unprecedented amounts in summer, is also falling in volume.

Arctic methane release costly

2013-07-24 17:13

A release of methane in the Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change with a cost to the global economy of up to $60 trillion over coming decades.

Acidification threatens Arctic ecosystem

2013-05-06 22:18

The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts, faces another potential threat in the form of rapid acidification of the ocean.

China to build first polar icebreaker

2012-07-31 16:57

China is set to construct its first icebreaker for polar expeditions, greatly boosting its ability to explore the strategic Arctic.

New rules needed to avoid 'arctic Titanic'

2011-01-24 22:41

The Arctic Ocean needs tough new shipping rules as a rapid thaw opens the remote, icy region and brings risks of disasters on the scale of the Titanic.

Palms grew in ice-free Arctic

2009-10-25 23:25

A new study suggests palms flourished in the Arctic about 50 million years ago, suggesting gaps in scientific understanding of modern climate change.

 

Greenpeace determined to stop Arctic drilling

2014-05-30 07:33

A Greenpeace ship has arrived at the Arctic site where Statoil is sending an oil rig in an attempt to stop the drilling, the environmental group says.

Cracks threaten arctic submarine ice camp

2014-03-25 13:03

The US is mulling whether to dismantle or relocate an ice camp used to support submarine exercises off the Alaskan coast after cracks appeared in the ice, sources say.

Arctic development 'menace to polar bears'

2013-12-05 07:21

Oil exploration and increased sea traffic in the Arctic are encroaching on polar bear habitat, representatives of Arctic nations have said at a Moscow conference.

Russia jails Greenpeace activists

2013-09-26 18:36

Greenpeace activists have been jailed as Russians investigate their protest of Arctic drilling.

Greenpeace ship leaving Arctic

2013-08-26 20:18

A Greenpeace icebreaker protesting oil prospecting in the Arctic said it would leave after Russia threatened to use force against the Dutch-flagged vessel including firing on it.

Scientists saved from cracked ice floe

2013-06-10 18:27

An atomic icebreaker has rescued 16 Russian scientists from a fracturing ice floe in the Arctic, the ship's captain says.

Ice thaw bad news for polar bears

2013-02-15 09:29

A thaw of sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean last year sent extra plant food to exotic creatures on the deep sea floor in a shift that might leave polar bears hungry at the surface.

Arctic ozone levels low - UV danger

2011-04-05 22:18

Depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic has reached record levels, and Nordic countries will have to watch for higher than normal ultraviolet radiation in coming weeks.

Arctic the new frontier for oil

2011-01-23 19:53

BP's deal with Rosneft to jointly explore the Arctic's huge oil and gas reserves sets out a new frontier in the race for resources.

Arctic will soon be ice free

2009-10-15 18:00

Scientists warn global warming will leave the Arctic Ocean ice-free during the summer within 20 years, raising sea levels and harming wildlife.

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