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'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year
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'Arctic ocean is dying' says scientist crew that observed the epicentre of climate change for a year

The 140-million-euro expedition, consisting of a team of several hundred scientists from 20 countries, are bringing back 150 terabytes of data and more than 1,000 ice samples.

Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change
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Massive chunk of Greenland's ice caps has broken off, falls into the sea; evidence of rapid climate change

The ice came off a fjord called Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden and is around 110 square kilometres big.

Well-preserved fossil of a woolly mammoth has been discovered in a Siberian lake
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Well-preserved fossil of a woolly mammoth has been discovered in a Siberian lake

The faeces of the mammoth will contain a lot of information about the 'mammoth's diet as well as the pollen of ancient plants and a lot more'.

Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius
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Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic region hits a new record high temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius

Average temperatures in Svalbard could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing.

What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate
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What an ocean hidden under Antarctic ice reveals about the future of our planet's climate

Research shows that if warming exceeds 2℃, major ice shelves would collapse, releasing ice, lifting the sea level by up to three metres by 2300.

Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average
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Over the past three decades, the South Pole is warming at more than three times the global average

The study suggested that warming was mainly driven by natural tropical climate variability and likely intensified by increases in greenhouse gas.

Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself
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Scientists say ozone layer hole, discovered last month, over the Arctic region has healed itself

Scientists used the European Space Agency's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service to keep a track of the ozone hole.

Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic
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Scientists find another hole in the ozone layer, and this one’s over the Arctic

The ozone hole over the Arctic, less than 1 million sq. km, is much smaller than Antarctica's hole that can reach a size of 20 to 25 million sq. km.

Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005
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Ozone-depleting substances caused half of Arctic warming, sea ice loss from 1955 to 2005

The ozone-depleting substances have also caused about a third of all the global warming from 1955 to 2005.

Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide
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Arctic coasts melting due to global warming are releasing locked carbon dioxide

A previous study had shown that thawing permafrost on land releases large quantities of greenhouse gases.

Russia's floating nuclear power plant completes Arctic transfer, reaches Pevek port
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Russia's floating nuclear power plant completes Arctic transfer, reaches Pevek port

The world's northernmost nuclear power plant will start operating once connected to the local electricity grid.

Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit Russia's Far East, extends $1bn credit line for development of region
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Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit Russia's Far East, extends $1bn credit line for development of region

Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first Indian premier to visit the Far East Russia on Wednesday, where he extended a credit line of $1 billion for the development of the region

Russia launches 'Chernobyl on ice' in the Arctic inspite of danger warnings
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Russia launches 'Chernobyl on ice' in the Arctic inspite of danger warnings

The nuclear reactor Akademik Lomonosov is 144-metre long weighs 21,000 tons and has two reactors.

Artificial snow last ditch effort to save coastal cities form going into the ocean
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Artificial snow last ditch effort to save coastal cities form going into the ocean

Wind turbines will pump seawater to the surface which will be frozen into “snow” to weigh the sheet down.

Arctic fox covers distance of 3,500 km from Norway to reach Canada in 76 days
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Arctic fox covers distance of 3,500 km from Norway to reach Canada in 76 days

It was a young female fox, that went out to discover the world and survived the Arctic in her first attempt.

Antarctica's sea ice is melting at an increasing rate since 2014, new study finds
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Antarctica's sea ice is melting at an increasing rate since 2014, new study finds

the Arctic is an ocean surrounded by land which id different from Antarctica that is a continent surrounded by oceans,

Ozone pollution from Asia isn't well understood, but may be damaging Arctic plants
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Ozone pollution from Asia isn't well understood, but may be damaging Arctic plants

Like other greenhouse gases, ozone also affects how heat is reflected or absorbed near the Earth's surface.

What does India stand to gain from being an observer in the Arctic Council forum?
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What does India stand to gain from being an observer in the Arctic Council forum?

Here is a breakdown of the functioning and participation of the Arctic Council that looks after Arctic states.

Climate change, Arctic warming will cost the world $70 trillion: Study
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Climate change, Arctic warming will cost the world $70 trillion: Study

Climate change leading to rise in temperatures will effect the final dotted line of the world.

Mercury plunges to 'life-threatening temperatures' in US midwest; Chicago makes special arrangements for homeless
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Mercury plunges to 'life-threatening temperatures' in US midwest; Chicago makes special arrangements for homeless

A brutal cold wave hit the American Midwest on Wednesday, bringing temperatures lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses — and raising fears of hypothermia.