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‘Mindboggling’ Arctic heatwave breaks records

‘Mindboggling’ Arctic heatwave breaks records

SOURCE: The Independent DATE: May 24, 2021 SNIP: A “mind-boggling” heat wave in the Arctic has broken temperature records in north-west Russia, meteorologists have said. Last Wednesday, the mercury rose above 30C in parts of the Arctic, significantly above the average...
Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: December 3, 2020 SNIP: The Trump administration has formally announced the go-ahead for the fiercely opposed sale of controversial gas and oil drilling licences in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a pristine wilderness...
Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

SOURCE: New York Times DATE: September 21, 2020 SNIP: A “crazy year” in the Arctic has resulted in the second-lowest extent of sea ice in the region, scientists said Monday. Researchers with the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the minimum was most likely...