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Arctic: Polar region of 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, Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, 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.


Drone footage shows extent of Arctic ice loss [Video]

Drone footage shows extent of Arctic ice loss

Stunning drone footage shows the extent of ice loss in the Arctic Circle where climate change has driven up temperatures. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published
Do The Arctic A Favor: Stop Washing Your Jeans [Video]

Do The Arctic A Favor: Stop Washing Your Jeans

When a team of scientists was collecting microplastic samples from the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the Great Lakes, they noticed something odd. They saw that the samples were littered with tiny..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published
Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic [Video]

Woolly mammoth skeleton found in Russia's Arctic

Russian scientists are poring over the stunningly well-preserved bones of an adult wooly mammoth that roamed the earth at least 10,000 years ago, after local inhabitants discovered its remains in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames [Video]

Why The Arctic Is Exploding Into Flames

Average temperatures in Siberia were 18 degrees Fahrenheit above average last month. According to HuffPost, the exceptional heat has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle. It's also contributed..

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All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north [Video]

All eyes on the Arctic: US, China and Russia race to control far north

As the Arctic ice sheet melts, the United States, Russia and China are racing for a share of the region’s energy and mineral resources.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:51Published

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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

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