Arctic

Chevron cancels Canadian Arctic drilling as oil prices slide

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CALGARY, Alberta - Chevron Corp is putting a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall. | Video

Chevron cancels Canadian Arctic drilling as oil prices slide

CALGARY, Alberta - Chevron Corp is putting a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.

17 Dec 2014

Denmark to claim slice of continental shelf in Arctic Ocean

COPENHAGEN - Denmark will claim on Monday ownership of around 900,000 square kilometers of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean by filing documents to United Nations.

Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice

WASHINGTON - Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution. | Video

Science, Environment 25 Nov 2014

Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice

WASHINGTON - Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution.

24 Nov 2014

Early snow falls on northern U.S., cold sweeping south

- An arctic blast began to dump heavy snow in parts of the northern Rockies, Plains and the Great Lakes regions on Monday and meteorologists said temperatures are expected to plummet throughout the United States.

U.S., Environment 10 Nov 2014

Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution

OSLO, Nov 10 - Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said on Monday.

Science, Environment, France 10 Nov 2014

Coldest air of the season set to blast 42 U.S. states: forecasters

- The coldest air of the season is set to reach into some 42 states this week as an Arctic blast drops temperatures from the Canadian border down to the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.

U.S., Environment 09 Nov 2014

Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin

MOSCOW - An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis - an unintended consequence of the West's punitive measures.

World, Russia 29 Oct 2014

U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration

WASHINGTON - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration.

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North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA

SEOUL - North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyber attack against Sony Pictures, calling the charge by the FBI that it was behind the attack "slander", state media said on Saturday.