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


Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of..
Reuters - Published

Norway rejects Moscow's claim it violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there..
Reuters - Published

โ–ถ Videos for Arctic

Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky [Video]Colourful auroras dance across Arctic sky

On Tuesday (February 18) night, dancing lights could be seen over the skies of the Arctic town of Kilpisjarvi, in Finland's Lapland region, close to the border with Norway and Sweden.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

January 2020 was the warmest in weather history [Video]January 2020 was the warmest in weather history

The past month was the hottest January in weather history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:11Published

Arctic ice loss could lead to cold climate in Western Europe: study [Video]Arctic ice loss could lead to cold climate in Western Europe: study

Human caused climate change is rapidly melting arctic ice and disrupting ocean currents, which could make Western Europe cooler.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:58Published

Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland [Video]Thunberg heads to protest in Arctic Lapland

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has expand her campaign to Swedish Lapland, learning about how climate change is affecting the Arctic region. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Drone footage captures California whale migration [Video]Drone footage captures California whale migration

Drone footage of six gray whales was captured on Wednesday (January 22) in Newport Beach, California during their annual migration down to the warm lagoons in Baja California, Mexico.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity [Video]Russia's floating nuclear power plant starts generating electricity

The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov has been connected to an electricity grid and successfully produced power for the first time in the Russian town of Pevek.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:01Published


Shipwreck Yields Artifacts of Missing Seafarers in Canadaโ€™s Arctic

The artifacts were recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror, before both vanished. - Published

Avalanche on Svalbard Arctic archipelago kills two Germans

Two Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norwegian news agency NTB said.
Reuters - Published

Russia alarmed by U.S. Air Force visit to Norwegian island

Russia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip to a Norwegian outpost in the Arctic by a U.S. Air Force unit and urged Oslo to refrain from what it said were de-stabilizing moves in the strategic..
Reuters - Published

Russia accuses Norway of restricting its activities on Arctic islands

Russia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved.
Reuters - Published

A plateful of plastic: Visualizing the microplastic we consume

a plateful of plastic: visualizing the microplastic we consume
Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice - and in our bodies as we breathe in and eat microplastic, and drink..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Ruslan Shaveddinov: Russian opposition activist 'kidnapped' by army

Ruslan Shaveddinov's forcible conscription to serve in the Arctic is condemned by his allies.
BBC News - Published

Anti-Kremlin activist forcibly conscripted to Arctic was kidnapped, say allies

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday that the forcible military conscription of one of his allies to a remote air base in the Arctic amounted to kidnapping and illegal..
Reuters - Published

Cold, wind chill and deadly snow squall: Millions in the Northeast shiver in Arctic-like weather

Millions of residents across the Northeast were dealing with blinding snow squalls and wind chill temperatures at or below zero degrees. - Published

Putin acknowledges threats posed by climate change

putin acknowledges threats posed by climate change
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that global climate change poses new challenges to Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that global warming could threaten Russian..
WorldNews - Published

Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry..
Reuters - Published

Two soldiers injured as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, and two soldiers were injured, Russian news agencies cited..
Reuters - Published

Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire in northern port: news agencies

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies..
Reuters - Published

Climate change hitting top U.S. fishery in the Arctic: NOAA

Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America's largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal..
Reuters - Published

Rising Arctic temps cause sea ice to melt at alarming level, threatening habitats and cultures

"Unprecedented" warming and "exceptionally low levels" of sea ice are bringing rapid, dramatic and disruptive changes to the Arctic. - Published

Russia plans to set up Arctic air defense 'dome' with S-400 missiles

Russia plans to establish an air defense "dome" across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Temperatures will plummet by 30 degrees next week as another Arctic blast rolls in

Another Arctic blast is on the way next week, one that will bring some bitterly cold temperatures to portions of the central U.S. ย - Published

Danish PM suggests increasing Arctic surveillance in response to Russian activity

The Danish government aims to increase military surveillance of the Arctic sea and airspace in response to increased Russian activity in the region, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said ahead of a..
Reuters - Published

Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sources

Russia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported on Saturday, citing two military..
Reuters - Published

Danes see Greenland security risk amid Arctic tensions

For the first time Denmark puts mineral-rich Greenland top of its national security agenda.
BBC News - Published

China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, as it warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-China-Russia power play raising tensions in Arctic, says Denmark

A growing geopolitical rivalry in the Arctic between the United States, China and Russia is increasing tensions in the area, Denmark's Defence Intelligence Service said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.
BBC News - Published

Putin Says Scientists Killed in Mystery Nuclear Blast Were Testing 'the Most Advanced and Unparalleled' Weapon

putin says scientists killed in mystery nuclear blast were testing 'the most advanced and unparalleled' weapon
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the families of the scientists who were killed in a nuclear explosion in the country's Arctic north they were testing an "unparalleled" weapon. There was much..
WorldNews - Published

Eye Opener at 8: Arctic blast sweeps U.S.

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Arctic blast: US temperatures plummet to record lows

Several places experience record-breaking low temperatures as an Arctic air mass hits the country.
BBC News - Published

200 million people from Chicago to Florida will feel the Arctic blast's historic temperatures

The Arctic blast is bringing record-breaking cold and snow across the US. Schools are delayed, flights canceled and 200 million will feel the freeze. - Published

Record Arctic cold may hit US Gulf Coast, damage crops

record arctic cold may hit us gulf coast, damage crops
AUSTIN: An Arctic blast pummeling the northern United States on Monday is forecast to break more than 400 cold-temperature records in the next 48 hours and bring a potentially crop-damaging freeze to..
WorldNews - Published

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat

ice loss causing arctic to reflect less heat
The team of scientists from the US used satellite data, which stretches back to the early 1980s, to determine the level of the albedo effect in the Arctic. They found that sea-ice, snow on top of..
WorldNews - Published

Is fall dead? Is this a blue norther? And other questions answered about the Arctic blast

The blast of Arctic air that's charging across the country will bring the growing season to a screeching halt across much of the central, southern and eastern U.S. - Published

Eye Opener: Arctic cold front descends on U.S.

Temperatures plunge from Texas to New England with a historic arctic punch. Also, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says two senior White House colleagues wanted her to undermine President Trump. All..
CBS News - Published

How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?

how did a virus from the atlantic infect mammals in the pacific?
Sea otters and seals in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Alaska, are infected with a virus that once was seen only in animals in the Atlantic. A new study suggests that melting ice in the Arctic may..
WorldNews - Published

11/10: CBS Evening News

Arctic blast could cause coldest Veterans Day ever to hit Minneapolis and Chicago; Chicago woman finds unfinished quilt after an estate sale
CBS News - Published

Arctic coastal degradation releases more locked up greenhouse gases: Study

arctic coastal degradation releases more locked up greenhouse gases: study
BERLIN: Coasts containing frozen soil called permafrost make up about one third of the Earth's total coastline, and as these melt in the Arctic under global warming, large quantities of carbon dioxide..
WorldNews - Published

Melting Arctic ice may spread deadly virus in marine mammals

A disease responsible for several mass mortality events could be spreading due to climate change
CBS News - Published

Next week's Arctic blast will be so cold, forecasters expect it to break 170 records across US

Get ready for a taste of January next week. The incoming Actic blast will bring cold temperatures to the Midwest, Plains, East Coast and Deep South. - Published

Americans prepare for Arctic blast

It's time to bundle up. More than 70 percent of Americans will face freezing temperatures in the next week. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the forecast.
CBS News - Published

Several blasts of arctic cold will bring an early winter to millions across the US

Arctic cold blasts will hit much of the United States this week, bringing an early winter to millions with frosts, freezes and cold temperatures - Published

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.
CBS News - Published

Preserving mankind's food source in the Arctic tundra

On an island about halfway between Oslo and the North Pole is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an international effort to safeguard the sources of the world's food supply. The complex, built underneath..
CBS News - Published

What's at stake with Russia's Arctic military buildup

Russia is increasing its military presence in the Arctic. This week 60 Minutes reports on a U.S. Navy exercise there and what it means for the future
CBS News - Published

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
CBS News - Published

Climate apocalypse is coming โ€“ says US Army, eyeing opportunities for more intervention

climate apocalypse is coming โ€“ says us army, eyeing opportunities for more intervention
A new US Army report envisions a bleak near future as a consequence of climate change, with power and water shortages, refugee flows โ€“ and also more opportunities for intervention and seizing natural..
WorldNews - Published

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