Polar News

News from a variety of sources dealing with polar related topics. Many thanks to APECS members for contributing to this shared resources! You can add these articles as a RSS feed in your favorite reader.

EU top leaders fly north to resolve the economic crises in southern Europe.
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Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, is strengthened with 24 new fighter jets.
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Igor Orlov wants Akhangelsk to develop its “Pomor brand”.
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Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is critical to the lack of information given by the Russian side about the fire in the nuclear submarine “Yekaterinburg” in December 2011.
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Norway, Estonia and Sweden are the countries with largest increase of Russian tourists.
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The Norwegian Government gives NOK 105 million for research on Russia and the High North.
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A powerful coalition of international environmental organisations is today launching a bid to create the world's largest marine protected area - much of it in New Zealand's Ross Sea in Antarctica.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/6493659/Ambitious-Ross-Sea-marine-reserve-bid#comments

The fringes of Antarctica are being invaded by alien plants and tiny animals, scientists have found, with the average visitor carrying 9.5 seeds.

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Dr Helen Czerski explains how cold polar air from the north and warmer air from the Tropics push against each other to create the UK's changeable weather and unpredictable winters.

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A brown bear in Alaska was seen scratching its skin with rocks – the first bear definitively known to use a tool



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The first people to settle America may have come from Europe across the Arctic ice, rather than across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska



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An Alaskan beetle beats the cold using an unusual, natural antifreeze with a novel mode of action that scientists are beginning to unravel.

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To avoid a challenge from environmental groups that could delay its plans to begin drilling for oil off the coast of Alaska, Shell asked a federal court to review its oil spill response plan.


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DNA evidence suggests some Scandinavian trees survived the last Ice Age, contradicting the widely held notion that vegetation was wiped out by a great ice sheet.

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In her quest to find the world's oldest living things, the photographer Rachel Sussman writes about her experiences looking for ancient moss on Antarctica's Elephant Island.


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Ancient DNA analyses show that even as glaciers blanketed the planet, spruce and pine trees managed to survive in refuges in Scandinavia

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Nearly four out of ten Saami people in Norway have moved out of traditional Saami areas to a larger town, a new report shows.
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Statoil has completed drilling of an appraisal well on the Skrugard oil field in the Barents Sea. Estimates show that the field contains some 400-600 million barrels of recoverable oil.
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Carl Bildt twitted about democracy developments in Russia.
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Vladimir Putin is the only politician who really knows and understands the Russian Arctic, Governor Dmitri Dmitriyenko says.
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