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World's 'Doomsday Vault' celebrates sixth birthday this week

Most people don't know where the "Doomsday vault" is located, and even fewer know what it is used for. But deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, is a treasure trove of seeds.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Reindeer eyes change color in winter darkness

To survive the wintery conditions in the Arctic, scientists have found that one part of an reindeer’s eyes changes color. This adaptation increases the sensitivity of the animal’s vision, helping it navigate the through the darker months.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Greenpeace not the Pirates of the Arctic

Russian has dropped piracy charges against 28 Greenpeace International crew and activists. Hooliganism charges remain, and could result in prison time.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Russian court orders 8 more Greenpeace activists to jail

Murmansk - A Greenpeace group's attempt at trying to get on an oil rig in the Arctic has landed the them, along with everyone else on their ship, in jail.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 1 comment

New satellite data measures Arctic sea ice volume at record low

Edinburgh - Latest observations on Arctic sea ice from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Cryosat mission, presented at a symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland, last week, reveal a new record low volume of sea ice in the northern polar region.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Video: Greenpeace protest Shell at the Belgian Grand Prix

Using banners to make their point, Greenpeace activists staged a very effective protest against Shell's Arctic oil drilling at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 25.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Mercury pollution harms Arctic foxes

Arctic foxes living on a small island in the Bering Sea are being harmed due to the marine animals they eat being contaminated with mercury.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

British man dies during Arctic expedition

Philip Goodeve-Docker was on an Arctic expedition, and he and two friends got into trouble when they were trekking across Greenland ice sheet.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Massive prehistoric camel roamed Arctic

Ancient, mummified camel bones were dug up from the tundra, and it is confirmed that animals developed in subfreezing forests that is now Canada's High Arctic.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Blizzard expected to hit California, go as far as Midwest

A brutal winter storm is expected to hit the US once again. Except this time, it is coming onto the west coast. After hitting California, the blizzard is expected to bring snow to the Southwest before making its way to the Midwest.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast
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