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15 states sue Trump administration over Alaskan Arctic oil and gas leasing

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Fifteen states are suing the Bureau of Land Management, its parent agency the Interior Department and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt for opening Alaska's Coastal Plain up to oil and gas leasing in 2017 in what t...

Russian minister Yevgeny Zinichev dies during training exercises in the Arctic

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Moscow Russian Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died in an accident during training exercises in the Arctic, Russian state media RIA Novosti reported Wednesday, citing the ministry. Zinichev, aged 55, was ...

The Arctic sea ice has shrunk to the second lowest number ever recorded, and scientists say it will get worse

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Scientists believe the Arctic sea ice, or the floating ice cover of the Arctic Ocean, has reached its minimum extent for the year, shrinking to the second lowest extent since record-keeping began in 1978. The Arctic...

The Arctic is getting hotter, greener and less icy much faster than expected, reports finds

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Bitterly cold, frozen and inhospitable to nearly all wildlife apart from polar bears. This is the image of the Arctic that comes to mind for many. But in a matter of decades -- a blink of an eye in the history of th...

Preserved woolly rhino unearthed in Russian Arctic

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Russian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than 12,000 years ago after it was found in the diamond-producing region of Yakuti...

Dog rescued after wandering through Arctic ice for more than a week

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A dog has been rescued by sailors after wandering through the Arctic for more than a week, according to Russian state media. The crew of a Russian icebreaker ship came across the Samoyed deep in the ice fields near ...

A British teenager staged a sit-in on an Arctic ice floe to protest climate change

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A British teenager has staged a protest against climate change inside the Arctic Circle. In the world's most northerly climate strike, Mya-Rose Craig, a passionate ornithologist and nature, climate and equal rights...

Russian sailors rescue stranded dog from Arctic ice

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One-year-old Samoyed "Aika" had strayed far from her owner and village, wandering near the "Alexander Sannikov" icebreaker. PUTIN SIGNS LAW ENDING RUSSIA'S OPEN SKIES TREATY WITH THE US Video from the scene shows th...

Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

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Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region. The Arctic has w...

Biden admin faces lack of icebreakers, increasing Russian and Chinese threats in Arctic

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But one of the least talked-about challenges is one that's been brewing for years, long before even the Trump administration: growing challenges to the United States' ability to assert its will in the Arctic.  The re...

Mammoths were the original ‘ice road truckers,’ traveling vast distances across the Arctic

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Mammoths covered huge distances in their lifetime. The beasts travele...

‘Polar dinosaurs’ may have given birth in the Arctic over 70 million years ago, study finds

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Dinosaurs may have given birth and lived year-round in the Artic, a new study revealed. Researchers found fossil evidence of at least seven species of dinosaurs reproducing at the Prince Creek Formation in northern ...

As the Arctic warms, lightning strikes are more frequent — even near the North Pole

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The Arctic is not usually a hotbed for lightning -- the air is simply not warm enough for thunderstorms to usually occur. But as the Arctic warms at an alarming rate, that lightning frequency is changing as well. I...

The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research shows

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The Arctic Ocean has been warming since the onset of the 20th century, decades earlier than instrument observations would suggest, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Adv...