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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.

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

Argentine scientists in Antarctica tally toll of climate change

CARLINI BASE, Antarctica On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.

Environment, Argentina Jan 19 2017

Antarctic ice floe crack forces UK scientists to leave

LONDON The British Antarctic Society is recalling scientists from its Halley VI polar research base in March after a fissure developed in the ice sheet.

Science, Environment Jan 17 2017

Temperatures around North Pole leap close to melting point

OSLO Temperatures around the North Pole surged close to melting point on Thursday as a freak blast of warm air blanketed an Arctic region usually deep frozen in mid-winter darkness, scientists said.

Dec 22 2016

Ban on new Arctic drilling gives Canada leg up: U.S. lawmakers

OTTAWA U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every five years gives Canada a leg up on energy exploration.

Dec 21 2016

Obama bans new oil, gas drilling off Alaska, part of Atlantic coast

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, in a push to leave his stamp on the environment before Republican Donald Trump takes office next month.

Environment, U.S. Dec 20 2016