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The ministry has ordered an evacuation plan to be drawn up within three days for North Pole 40 and its staff of 16. It is sending a nuclear-powered icebreaker to help move the station, located near Canada's economic zone. According to UN experts ,
A French adventurer hopes to reach both the North and South Poles alone and unaided within one year in what would be a world first, he said yesterday after completing the first half of his trek. Faysal Hanneche, 40, reached the North Pole on April 15
Way up above 66th parallel north, the jousting and jostling for the mother lode of oil, gas, mineral, fish, and other resources being exposed by the rapidly receding Arctic sea ice is well under way.
Elizabethan explorer Martin Frobisher tried three times to get from Europe to China by sailing across the Arctic circle. In the summer of 1578 he steered his ships between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island, in an attempt to find the fabled
But sailors and whalers from Wearside were familiar with the spectacular landscape of the Arctic. Photograph: Christopher Debicki/Getty Images Sir Ranulph Fiennes ' prudent withdrawal from Antarctica comes in the same week as the successful return
The dramatic recent decline in Arctic sea-ice cover is illustrated in new data from Europe's Cryosat mission. The spacecraft, which uses radar to estimate the thickness of marine floes, has observed a deep reduction in the volume of ice during autumn
But scientists say forecasting Arctic ice and weather remains a massive challenge.
A new study has delinked an unusually large summer cyclone originating in Siberia from last year's record low for Arctic sea ice...The research team performed the climate scientist's equivalent of a forensic exam.
The world had its 10th-warmest year since 1880 in 2012 and global temperatures exceeded the 20th- century average for the 36th time since 1976, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...Only one year in the 20th century --
A British leader of an environmental committee said a refusal to back a moratorium on arctic drilling shouldn't be seen as "a starting gun" for explorers. London rejected a September recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee to place a