Arctic

Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice

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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

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Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice 24 Nov 2014

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.

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Early snow falls on northern U.S., cold sweeping south 10 Nov 2014

- 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.

UPDATE 1-Early snow falls on northern U.S., cold sweeping south 10 Nov 2014

Nov 10 - 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.

Robot 'dolphins' give clues to Antarctic melt in data revolution 10 Nov 2014

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.

Early snow falls on northern U.S., cold sweeping south 10 Nov 2014

Nov 10 - An Arctic blast began to dump heavy snows in parts of the northern Rockies and Plains and the Great Lakes regions on Monday as temperatures are expected to plummet throughout the United States, according to meteorologists.

Coldest air of the season set to blast 42 U.S. states: forecasters 09 Nov 2014

- 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.

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Insight - Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin 29 Oct 2014

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.

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Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin 29 Oct 2014

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.

High Arctic costs deter business despite thaw 27 Oct 2014

BODOE, Norway, Oct 27 - Despite high hopes for Arctic business from mining to shipping as the ice melts rapidly and temperatures rise twice as fast as the global average, few firms say the sums still make sense.

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Taliban kill five in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video