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Temperatures in the Arctic Circle hits 90° Fahrenheit this week

The Arctic Circle — the realm of polar bears, caribou and dwindling sea ice at the top of the world — hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees Celsius, this week.

Forest fires blaze from the Arctic circle and all across Sweden

Sweden's government is asking for international help in fighting forest fires that have spread across the country. The fires have reached north into the Arctic Circle, with 44 burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland.

Obama urges more ice breakers in Arctic Circle amid global race

The Obama administration is proposing an increase in the number of American Coast Guard icebreakers to be used in the Arctic Circle. The move comes as the region becomes an important global hotspot for resource exploitation and other activities.

Melting Arctic sea ice forces relocation on Alaskan village

Human interest meets ecological endangerment in a small whaling village on a small barrier island in Alaska. Watching midwinter Arctic sea ice turn to water, inhabitants are forced to accept relocation but lack the means.

Climate change forces 10,000 walruses onto 700-mile coastline

Anchorage - The summer ice of the Arctic Sea is rapidly diminishing due to the controversial climate change. A massive shelf that was once home to migrating Pacific walruses and birthplace to their young has all but disappeared.

Mummified forest discovered in Arctic Circle

Just north of the Canadian Arctic Circle, research scientist Joel Barker of Ohio State University found the remains of a mummified forest. The forest is between two and eight million years old.

Permafrost and Methane Could Be A Force In Climate Change

Each time a bubble breaks through are we at a greater risk? Those bubbles are coming from the the Arctic Circle and the risk is methane. Methane at a rate that could speed up climate change across the globe.

Canadian Great White North is Melting Away

It's not good. The latest report on the glaciers in upper Canada are melting much faster than expected. If the trend keeps up by 2010 there will be substantially less of the ice shelf. By 2050 it will be gone.

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The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this natur...
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this natural-color image on July 21, 2019. Note the distinct plumes stemming from fires on the right side of the image. Winds carried the smoke toward the southwest where you can see it mixing with a storm system.
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Mars Ice island  Beaufort Sea Alaska. A 60 day exploratory well built offshore  8 km off Cape Halkut...
Mars Ice island, Beaufort Sea Alaska. A 60 day exploratory well built offshore, 8 km off Cape Halkut.
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