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Russian arctic meteorologists besieged by polar bears

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

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Polar research warms up

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.

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Takeaway: polar research warms up

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists

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NASA to explore Arctic sea ice after record warm winter

NASA is preparing to launch two missions to explore the Arctic following data that showed 2015 to be the warmest year on record. According to the

NASA is preparing to launch two missions to explore the Arctic following data that showed 2015 to be the warmest year on record. According to the

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North Pole hots up as El Nino shakes up world weather

It seems things are hotting up in the North Pole. As El Nino shakes up weather around the world, forecasters predicted temperatures of up to minus

It seems things are hotting up in the North Pole. As El Nino shakes up weather around the world, forecasters predicted temperatures of up to minus

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Activists celebrate Arctic drilling victory

Actress Emma Thompson helps to haul a giant polar bear through the streets of London as part of Greenpeace’s celebrations at news that Shell is

Actress Emma Thompson helps to haul a giant polar bear through the streets of London as part of Greenpeace’s celebrations at news that Shell is

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Campaigners hail Shell withdrawal from Alaska Arctic drilling

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its search for oil in the Arctic after failing to find enough supplies of crude during a seven-year quest. It has

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its search for oil in the Arctic after failing to find enough supplies of crude during a seven-year quest. It has

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Chinese boat sets North East Passage record

The sun rose on a new chapter of sailing history this week. On Tuesday Chinese skipper Guo Chuan and his four crew members from Russia, France and

The sun rose on a new chapter of sailing history this week. On Tuesday Chinese skipper Guo Chuan and his four crew members from Russia, France and

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Activists surround Shell's Arctic drilling rig

Some 25 activists were detained by the US Coast Guard after trying to prevent a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig from leaving its base in Seattle. The

Some 25 activists were detained by the US Coast Guard after trying to prevent a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig from leaving its base in Seattle. The

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Seattle begins the battle with Shell over Arctic drilling

Protesters in Seattle are not giving oil giant Shell any peace. After the arrival of the first of two giant rigs destined for Arctic drilling at the

Protesters in Seattle are not giving oil giant Shell any peace. After the arrival of the first of two giant rigs destined for Arctic drilling at the

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Arctic oil prospecting imminent as Shell given go-ahead

Arctic riches beckon. Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has received renewed permission from the US government to prospect in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea

Arctic riches beckon. Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has received renewed permission from the US government to prospect in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea

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Arctic Rugby Challenge

Former England stars Tim Stimpson and Ollie Phillips have returned victorious from the arctic, trekking over 90 kilometres to the Magnetic North Pole

Former England stars Tim Stimpson and Ollie Phillips have returned victorious from the arctic, trekking over 90 kilometres to the Magnetic North Pole

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First ever rugby sevens charity match in the North Pole

A group of intrepid rugby players have walked across 160 kilometres of sea ice in order to play the first ever rugby sevens match in the North Pole

A group of intrepid rugby players have walked across 160 kilometres of sea ice in order to play the first ever rugby sevens match in the North Pole

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Ship missing since 1845 discovered in Canada

The wreckage of one of two ships lost in an expedition to Canada’s fabled Northwest Passage by naval officer and explorer Sir John Franklin in 1845

The wreckage of one of two ships lost in an expedition to Canada’s fabled Northwest Passage by naval officer and explorer Sir John Franklin in 1845

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Interview : ‘Polar adventurer Sarah McNair Landry’

Interview Sarah McNair Landry is a modern day polar adventurer and film-maker. At age 18 she became the youngest person ever to ski to the South

Interview Sarah McNair Landry is a modern day polar adventurer and film-maker. At age 18 she became the youngest person ever to ski to the South

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Greenpeace protests at Arctic oil drilling

Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested in the Dutch port of IJmuiden after chaining an Arctic-bound Russian oil drilling platform to a dock to

Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested in the Dutch port of IJmuiden after chaining an Arctic-bound Russian oil drilling platform to a dock to

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The desire for discovery

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and

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See Arctic surface darkening faster

The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously

The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously

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Arctic chill continues across northeastern US

An arctic chill has gripped the northeastern United States. In Boston, coastal flooding hit some communities causing many homes to become submerged

An arctic chill has gripped the northeastern United States. In Boston, coastal flooding hit some communities causing many homes to become submerged

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Canada makes moves on North Pole

Canada is to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a bid to assert control over a large part of the resource-rich Arctic. Foreign Minister John

Canada is to lay claim to the North Pole as part of a bid to assert control over a large part of the resource-rich Arctic. Foreign Minister John

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Russia releases 26 Greenpeace detainees on bail

After two months of being held in a Russian jail, 26 of the so-called ‘Arctic 30’ Greenpeace protesters have been released on bail. One other has

After two months of being held in a Russian jail, 26 of the so-called ‘Arctic 30’ Greenpeace protesters have been released on bail. One other has

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Russia grants bail to 9 foreign Greenpeace protesters

Several foreign Greenpeace activists detained in Russia on hooliganism charges have been granted bail. They were arrested in September for trying to

Several foreign Greenpeace activists detained in Russia on hooliganism charges have been granted bail. They were arrested in September for trying to

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Greenpeace activists arrested in Arctic sea protest

Greenpeace activists mounted a protest in the Barents Sea. Russian coast guards fired warning shots and arrested two protesters who scaled the

Greenpeace activists mounted a protest in the Barents Sea. Russian coast guards fired warning shots and arrested two protesters who scaled the

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Chinese cargo ship reaches Rotterdam via Arctic route

The “Yong Sheng” container ship has become the first Chinese commercial vessel to reach Europe after taking the arctic route north of Russia. It

The “Yong Sheng” container ship has become the first Chinese commercial vessel to reach Europe after taking the arctic route north of Russia. It

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Arctic becomes focus of development concerns

In an odd but not unexpected move, the Arctic Council has granted observer status to countries nowhere near the Arctic. The decision was made by

In an odd but not unexpected move, the Arctic Council has granted observer status to countries nowhere near the Arctic. The decision was made by

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Call for Arctic protection

A trek to the North Pole organised by Greenpeace has ended with four young explorers including American actor Ezra Miller planting a flag on the

A trek to the North Pole organised by Greenpeace has ended with four young explorers including American actor Ezra Miller planting a flag on the