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Chilean Air Force recovers human remains, says no survivors in crashed plane

SANTIAGO The Chilean Air Force said on Thursday it has recovered human remains in the search for an Antarctica-bound plane that crashed earlier this week with 38 people on board. | Video

Chile military plane crashes near Antarctic with 38 on board, hopes of finding survivors fade

SANTIAGO Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, with the chance of finding survivors looking "difficult".

Dec 10 2019

Russia plans to set up Arctic air defense 'dome' with S-400 missiles

MOSCOW Russia plans to establish an air defense "dome" across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Monday.

World, Russia Dec 09 2019

China mixing military and science in Arctic push: Denmark

COPENHAGEN China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, as it warned of intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the Earth's freezing North.

World, China Nov 29 2019

Forty years on, New Zealand apologizes for Antarctic plane disaster

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst peacetime disaster. | Video

Nov 28 2019

U.S. government releases draft proposal for expanded Alaska oil development

ANCHORAGE, Alaska Environmentally sensitive but potentially oil-rich areas of Arctic Alaska will be opened to oil development under a new Trump administration proposal to undo Obama-era protections.

Nov 22 2019

Exclusive: Trump administration to miss 2019 target for Alaska refuge oil lease sale - official

WASHINGTON The Trump administration will miss its target of holding the first-ever oil drilling lease sale in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this year due to delays in the environmental review process, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told Reuters.

'Spirit of adventure' celebrated on Guinness World Records Day

(This Nov. 13 story corrects to 51 days, not 40 days, in paragraph 4)

Nov 14 2019

Chicago's cold blast spells concern for the city's homeless

CHICAGO Homeless advocates in Chicago were closely monitoring wind chill temperatures on Tuesday as an early season blast of arctic air swept across the eastern two-thirds of the United States.

U.S., Environment Nov 13 2019

Record Arctic cold may hit U.S. Gulf Coast, damage crops

AUSTIN, Texas An Arctic blast pummeling the northern United States on Monday is forecast to break more than 400 cold-temperature records in the next 48 hours and bring a potentially crop-damaging freeze to Texas and other Gulf states. | Video

Nov 12 2019