Arctic

North American sightings of elusive snowy owls take flight

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NEW YORK - The elusive snowy owl, rarely seen outside the Arctic, is turning up more frequently in the skies of North America than it does in the pages of a Harry Potter book, data from the National Audubon Society suggested on Wednesday.

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How to age gracefully? Ask a bowhead whale 05 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - To learn the secret behind aging gracefully, you may want to check out the bowhead whale, the majestic denizen of the Arctic waters that boasts a lifespan topping 200 years.

Cold grips U.S., with snow forecast from Southwest to Rockies 31 Dec 2014

- An Arctic air mass over the Great Plains gripped much of the country in below-normal temperatures on Tuesday and ushered in winter storm warnings from the Rockies to the Southwest, with snow forecast even in Las Vegas, before the New Year's holiday.

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Chevron cancels Canadian Arctic drilling as oil prices slide 18 Dec 2014

CALGARY, Alberta - Chevron Corp is putting a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall. | Video

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Chevron cancels Canadian Arctic drilling as oil prices slide 17 Dec 2014

CALGARY, Alberta - Chevron Corp is putting a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.

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Denmark to claim slice of continental shelf in Arctic Ocean 15 Dec 2014

COPENHAGEN - Denmark will claim on Monday ownership of around 900,000 square kilometers of the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean by filing documents to United Nations.

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Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice 25 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. | 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.

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Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe‚Äôs frontiers. | Video