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How the etymology of “Arctic” complicates the cryptic etymology of “bear”

No one knows what bears are “truly” called. And as such, no one knows what “Arctic” really means either. As the Slovak Studies program at…

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Judge allows contested Arctic oil lease sale to go ahead

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid to thwart the Interior Department’s plan to sell oil drilling leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge….

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Last-minute White House decision opens more Arctic land to oil leasing

Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday that it has made final its plan to open up vast areas of once-protected Arctic Alaska territory to oil…

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Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record

Slow formation of ice north of Siberia comes after record-breaking heatwave earlier this year Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/arctic-sea-ice-siberia-temperature-climate-change-b1723810.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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First drone mission launched to the North Pole analyses global warming

The data collected will be used to understand how warming temperatures are affecting the Arctic Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/drone-mission-north-pole-global-warming-climate-b1505607.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Alaska’s Coastal Permafrost Is More Vulnerable Than We Thought

Scientists have long assumed that a thick, solid mass of permafrost underpins all of Alaska like the sturdy foundation of a house, stretching from the…

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Russia’s Laptev Sea Should Have Started to Freeze by Now

Normally, the ‘birthplace of ice’ freezes by late October. For the first time in recorded history, it hasn’t. That could have knock-on effects across the…

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Greenland’s ice melting faster than at any time in past 12,000 years

Increased loss of ice could trigger sea level rise of up to 10cm by end of century Greenland’s ice is starting to melt faster than…

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Arctic wildfires pose new threat to planet, report finds

<p>‘Zombie fires’ in far north are having a harmful effect on global climate </p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-wildfires-arctic-siberia-b691061.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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‘Devastating’: Arctic sea ice shrinks to near record low

<p>Scientist says only hope is for humans to act on climate crisis and slow down ice loss</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-satellite-observation-summer-winter-b526703.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Preserved Ice Age cave bear found by Siberian reindeer herders

<p>Discovery is ‘of great importance for the whole world’, says Russian scientist</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/cave-bear-siberia-russia-ice-age-preserved-reindeer-herders-b445552.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you….

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The Arctic We Know Is Disappearing

There have been some pretty freaky things happening in the Arctic this year, with historic levels of ice melt, absurdly high temperatures, and wildfires in…

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Mysterious crater appears in Siberian tundra

Discovered by journalists with Vesti Yamal TV in Russia, a 164-ft crater in Siberia joins the other mysterious holes (previously, previously) thought to be the…

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Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide

Sure, we’re all aghast at the Siberian tundra exploding because it’s too damn hot. But there’s a much bigger catastrophe that’s played out this summer…

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Bering Sea Ice Hasn’t Been This Low in at Least 5,500 Years

The Arctic has seen some weird happenings as the climate crisis reshapes the region, but among the most dramatic was what happened in winter 2018…

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Your Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Arctic

Since quarantine began, I’ve donned nary a pair of jeans. Sweatpants? Hell yeah! Dresses? Glorified pajamas, I say. But blue jeans? To sit on the…

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'Melting faster and faster': Greenland lost 1 million tonnes of ice for each minute of 2019

Island’s contribution to sea levels in span of one year ‘astounding’, Nasa scientist says Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greenland-ice-melt-glacier-global-warming-climate-change-nasa-alfred-wegener-institute-a9683866.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Companies May Not Even Want to Drill in the Arctic

On Monday, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt approved the first-ever oil and gas leasing program for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up 1.56 million acres of…

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US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska Wildlife refuge

The Department of the Interior has approved an oil and gas leasing program within Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-approves-oil-gas-leasing-plan-alaska-wildlife-72418255 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Milne Ice Shelf: Satellites capture Arctic ice split

The Planet Earth-observation company releases new imagery of Canada’s broken Milne Ice Shelf. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53737138 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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RIP: Canada’s Last Ice Shelf Has Collapsed

Canada’s Arctic has been getting slammed by the climate crisis. The region hasn’t been this hot in at least 115,000 years, and its ice is…

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