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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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Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia

KARKAMIS, Turkey Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State. | Video