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Magnetic North Pole has now crossed the Prime Meridian

Earth's magnetic north pole, which has been wandering faster than expected in recent years, has now crossed the prime meridian, based on the latest model of the Earth's magnetic field, released this month.

In Canada's Arctic, a landscape unseen in over 40,000 years

Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven’t been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.

The magnetic North Pole is moving — Why this is important

Something strange is going on at the top of the world. Earth’s north magnetic pole has been moving away from Canada and towards Siberia at such a fast pace that our navigation models will have to be updated sooner than expected.

Arctic people were spinning yarn before the Vikings arrived

New research and technologies may end up changing the way we think about early Arctic history, upending the assumption that the ancient ancestors of today's Inuit people learned how to spin yarn from Viking settlers.

One Canadian Arctic community is running out of water

Iqaluit - Iqaluit, the capital of the northern territory of Nunavut, with a population of around 7,500. It is a fast-growing community. However, unless action is taken now, the city's water supply will run out due to climate change.

Discovery of shipwreck in Canadian Arctic solves 169 year mystery

One of Canada's most enduring mysteries may have been solved with the discovery of a near intact shipwreck near Nunavut's King William Island. The wreck is believed to be one of the two Franklin Expedition ships lost in 1846 after being stuck in the ice.

Climate change blamed for decline in Peregrine numbers

One of the world’s fastest flyers is the latest species found to be suffering from the effects of global climate change.

‘B95’ bird alive and well in Delaware, en route to Nunavut

Toronto - A migratory shorebird known as ‘B95’, from the identification mark on a band attached to his leg, has been flying each year since 1995 between Patagonia and Canada’s Arctic; so far, it has flown the equivalent to the distance from Earth to the Moon.

Massive meteorite crater discovered in Canadian Arctic

Two years ago, a massive crater was found on Canada's Victoria Island. Researchers cannot tell exactly how old it is, but suggest it has been around for over 100 million years. It might also give a better understanding of life so from many years ago.

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