Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

Europe 05/07/19, 03:35

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis ...

China, climate, Russia to dominate Pompeo Europe tour

Politics 05/05/19, 14:00

The Trump administration is energizing its campaign to counter China's growing global influence as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Europe this week on a four-nation trip that will also highlight disputes with Russia over Venezuela and elsewhere as ...

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

Science 04/13/19, 11:08

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push ...

Russia seeks to protect its interests in the Arctic, FM says

Europe 04/09/19, 05:08

Russia's foreign minister says military deployments in the Arctic are intended to protect national interests.Speaking Tuesday at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg, Sergey Lavrov said that "we ensure the necessary defense capability in view of the military-political situation near ...

Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

Science 01/28/19, 15:57

It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to the Midwest thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic.Get used to it. The polar vortex has been wandering more often in ...

Freezing Finland hits Europe’s winter record low temperature

Europe 01/27/19, 09:50

Winters in Finland are often frigid but meteorologists say the Nordic nation's Lapland region has produced Europe's coldest temperature this winter at minus 38.7 degrees Celsius (minus 37.7 degrees Fahrenheit).Meteorologist Ari-Juhani Punkka from the Finnish Meteorological Institute told Finnish public ...

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

Science 12/11/18, 17:36

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica.New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth sciences conference paint one of ...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

Europe 11/09/18, 05:20

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake ...

Museum spotlights connection between Matisse, Native people

U.S. 10/27/18, 12:08

Nearly 64 years after his death, Henri Matisse has become one of the few non-Native Americans to have an exhibition at a Phoenix museum dedicated to Native culture.The little-known intersection of one of the 20th century's greatest artists and the ...

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