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Gas tanker crosses thawing Arctic without icebreaker for first time
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Sovcomflot vessel cut through thinning sea ice on the northern sea route to carry its cargo of fuel from Norway to South Korea in record time. By Megan Darby A commercial ship has crossed the Arctic’s northern sea route without an icebreaker escort, in the first such voyage logged by Russian administrators. To take advantage of shrinking Arctic […]

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Life on the front line of climate change
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As signs of intensifying climate change are seen in Europe, researchers are looking into how life will change for people who live in the Arctic, and helping to count the global economic cost of the ever-increasing loss of sea ice. In northwest Greenland, many of the region’s native Inuit maintain a strong connection to the […]

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Europe votes for an Arctic Sanctuary
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Yesterday, the European Parliament passed a resolution supporting the creation of an Arctic Sanctuary covering the vast high Arctic around the North Pole, giving official status to an idea that has been pushed by activists for years. Still, the sanctuary has a long road to go before becoming a reality: as Arctic sea ice rapidly […]

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Here’s why the first ever Irish trek to the North Pole could be the last ever by humans
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Daytime temperatures of minus 50, costs that could run to €100,000 plus, and at least 780km to cover (depending on the temperament of the Arctic ice)…

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Greenland glacier hits record speed | Paul Rincon Science editor BBC
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A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.In summer, the Jakobshavn Glacier – widely thought to have spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic – is moving about four times faster than it was in the 1990s.

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