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Arctic ice sets new record low for winter: scientists


OSLO The extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has set a new record low for the wintertime in a region strongly affected by long-term trends of global warming, U.S. and European scientists said on Wednesday.

EU lawmakers reject call for ban on Arctic oil exploration

BRUSSELS The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration on Thursday, in a symbolic vote seen as a barometer for future moves by Brussels to regulate to protect the region.

Mar 16 2017

Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: study

OSLO Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.

Science, Environment Mar 13 2017

Arctic sea ice may vanish even if world achieves climate goal: study

OSLO Arctic sea ice may vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 nations in 2015, scientists said on Monday.

Mar 06 2017

Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F

OSLO An Argentine research base near the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula has set a heat record at a balmy 63.5° Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius), the U.N. weather agency said on Wednesday.

Mar 01 2017

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January: U.N.

GENEVA The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record.

Feb 17 2017

Sea ice around Antarctica hits record low, preliminary U.S. data show

OSLO Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of man-made global warming, preliminary U.S. satellite data showed on Tuesday.

American runner travels the world to win seven marathons in a week

SYDNEY Starting over the snow in Antarctica and ending next to the sands of Sydney, an American shipbroker won seven marathons in seven continents over seven days to claim the World Marathon Challenge. | Video

Jan 31 2017

Putin's Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall

MURMANSK, Russia The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water here. A relic of the Cold War, it is now a museum. | Video

Jan 31 2017

Textron to buy ATV maker Arctic Cat as Cessna jet sales slow

Textron Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Arctic Cat Inc to accelerate its push into the recreational vehicle market amid slowing sales of its Cessna business jets, which weighed on profit in the latest quarter.

Jan 25 2017

U.S. sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe under way

MOSUL, Iraq/WASHINGTON The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame. | Video