Arctic

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

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- 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.

U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration 21 Oct 2014

WASHINGTON - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration.

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Canada ill-placed to ensure safety of Arctic shipping: watchdog 07 Oct 2014

OTTAWA - Canada will have trouble ensuring marine safety in the Arctic as climate change melts the sea ice and shipping increases, Parliament's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday.

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Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. | Video