Arctic

Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of 'cold rush'

OSLO, - Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of "cold rush" 28 Aug 2014

OSLO, Aug 28 - Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

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Arctic oil well blowout could spread more than 1,000 km: WWF study 25 Jul 2014

CALGARY Alberta - Oil from a spill or oil well blowout in the Arctic waters of Canada's Beaufort Sea could easily become trapped in sea ice and potentially spread more than 1,000 kilometers to the west coast of Alaska, a World Wildlife Fund study showed on Friday.

EU's planned sanctions against Russia to hit South Stream, Yamal LNG 24 Jul 2014

LONDON/BRUSSELS - The European Union's proposed sanctions against Russia, targeting sensitive technology, take aim at Gazprom's huge South Stream gas pipeline project to Europe and Novatek's Arctic Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.

Exxon oil rig enters uncharted waters of Russian political storm 21 Jul 2014

OSLO - An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, attracting international scrutiny and creating a dilemma for ExxonMobil.

Canadian diamond legend Fipke sells remaining stakes in Ekati mine 09 Jul 2014

- Charles "Chuck" Fipke, one of the founders of Canada's first diamond mine, Ekati, is selling his remaining stakes in the Arctic mine for $67 million, purchaser Dominion Diamond Corp said on Wednesday.

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Emperor penguin population to slide due Antarctic climate change 29 Jun 2014

OSLO, - Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100 as the sea ice on which the birds breed becomes less secure, a study said on Sunday.

Belgian, Canadian first to circle Greenland ice sheet 13 Jun 2014

BRUSSELS - A Belgian and a Canadian have became the first people to circle the Greenland ice sheet, covering an Arctic record 4,000 kilometres (2,485 miles) in 55 days by using kites to pull their sleds and skis.

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Japan shrugs off embarrassing court loss, vows resumption of Antarctic whaling 10 Jun 2014

TOKYO - An embarrassing court ruling that halted Japan's Antarctic whaling will actually help Tokyo take whales in the name of science, a top whaling official said just a day after the prime minister vowed to press for commercial whaling.

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Mineral site key to Antarctica's history gets protected status 05 Jun 2014

SYDNEY - Antarctica pact partners have set up a new protected geological site on the frozen continent in a bid to preserve rare minerals that could shed light on the region's history and evolution over millions of years.

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Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. | Video