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Polar bear found 700km from home in Russian village – video

Residents of a village in Russia have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear 700km from its usual habitat. The people of the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula looked on as the 'exhausted' polar bear searched for food. Russian media reported on Wednesday that the exhausted-looking animal apparently travelled from Chukotka to the village of Tilichiki on Kamchatka, about 700km (434 miles) south. Environmentalists say the bear may have lost its sense of direction while drifting on an ice floe'Exhau...
Tags: Animals, Russia, Arctic, Kamchatka, Chukotka, Kamchatka Peninsula, Tilichiki


'Exhausted' polar bear found 700km from home in Russian village

Environmental activists have blamed climate change for appearance of polar bear in the Kamchatka PeninsulaResidents of a village in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food hundreds of miles from its usual habitat.Russian media reported on Wednesday that the exhausted-looking animal apparently traveled from Chukotka to the village of Tilichiki on Kamchatka, some 700km (434 miles) south. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, Russia, World news, Arctic, Kamchatka, Chukotka, Kamchatka Peninsula, Tilichiki


Best places to travel in June

Though it seems like spring just got here, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to take a summer trip. Because the kids are finally out of school and every co-worker has just about had it by the time June rolls around, it’s one of the most popular months to travel, which means the usual suspects like New York City or Italy will be overrun with crowds. In order to avoid spending your entire vacation on line or in traffic, your best bet is to book a June holiday to an unexpected p...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, London, Australia, France, New York City, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, America, San Francisco, Mit, Park, Canada, Grenada, South Dakota


Watch the newest commercials on TV from Amazon, Google, Grubhub and more

Every weekday we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday. A few highlights: Google calls attention to Google Cloud’s partnership with the NCAA in the latest of a series of spots with the tagline “Know what your data knows.” A young mom enjoys a brief Amazon shopping-related reverie set to Whitesnake’s “Is This Love” before reality (a crying baby) in...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mexico, Advertising, Arctic, Ncaa, WHITESNAKE, Google Cloud, Amazon Google Grubhub


Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.
Tags: Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Arctic, St Petersburg Russia


Putin says Mueller’s probe validates Russia on no collusion

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report validated Moscow’s repeated denials of collusion with U.S. between President Donald Trump’s campaign. Speaking at an Arctic forum in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Putin said claims of collusion by Democrats reflect their failure to accept the outcome of the […]
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Nation, Arctic, Moscow, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, St Petersburg Russia, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Putin, on Mueller report: 'We said from the start it would find nothing'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a summary released last month that Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the election. Putin, speaking at an Arctic forum in the Russian city of St Petersburg, said on Friday that Mueller's findings were predictable for Moscow. "That it (Mueller's inquiry) would finish in that way - like a mountain giving birth to a mouse as they say - was clear to us in advance.
Tags: Science, Putin, Russia, Arctic, Moscow, St Petersburg, Trump, Mueller, William Barr


Putin presents ambitious Arctic expansion program

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Finance, Russia, Article, Arctic, Associated Press, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/economic-indicators, Fox-business/industries/industrials, Fox-business/features, Dd518994-de90-51ed-88fe-6573b9d0a0b0, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IRINA TITOVA


Putin declines to say if he wants Donald Trump to be re-elected

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday declined to say if he wanted to see U.S. President Donald Trump re-elected next year, citing a long list of disagreements with the Trump administration. Putin, speaking at an Arctic forum in the Russian city of St Petersburg, said the question of Trump's possible re-election was a matter for the American people. Putin in July last year said he had wanted Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election because he had spoken of wanting to repair U.S.-...
Tags: Science, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Arctic, Donald Trump, St Petersburg, Trump


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

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — 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 our borders.” He charged that a recent NATO exercise […]
Tags: News, Russia, Nation, Nato, Arctic, St Petersburg, Sergey Lavrov, St Petersburg Russia


How a Sea Ice Meltdown Is Disrupting Life in Coastal Alaska

Every year in the western Alaskan town of Nome, as mushers and their dog teams cross the finish line during what’s locally known as “Iditarod week”, golfers take part in the annual Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic. The tournament takes place on the expanse of shore ice that usually extends miles off the town’s banks over…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Alaska, Arctic, Bering Sea, Nome, Coastal Alaska


Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.
Tags: Arctic


The Bering Sea Should Be Frozen Right Now. It Isn't.

Humans are living through a dramatic transformation of the planet's surface due to climate change, with the most obvious sign being the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice. And now, imaging has revealed perhaps a new chapter in that decline: The Bering Sea, which under normal circumstances should remain frozen-over until May, is almost entirely free of sea ice in early April.Part of what makes this event so stunning, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pointed out in a ...
Tags: Science, California, Russia, Earth, Alaska, Arctic, Noaa, Arctic sea ice, Arctic sea, Bering Sea, International Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Arctic sea ice And, Arctic Sea Ice Antarctica


ABLC 2019 Round-up

If you missed ABLC last week or were so busy networking with others in the industry, we’ve got a quick round-up of the biggest ABLC news you don’t want to miss. ABLC 2019 kicked off on Wednesday with about 540 delegates in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of Agriculture building complete with secret service protection and escorts for some big-name super star speakers, with a pretty exciting vibe in the room. In ABLC terms, nothing moved up so dramatically this year as much as the numbers...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Washington, Senate, Russia, Americas, US, America, Georgia, Fbi, Top Stories, Alaska, Washington Dc, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Arctic


Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic.
Tags: Science, Arctic


Thawing permafrost is triggering landslides across the Arctic

Spring in the town of Deadhorse was 20 degrees warmer than average, and that means bad news, writes Dave Petley from the UK's University of Sheffield.
Tags: Climate, Arctic, Deadhorse, Dave Petley


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 5-12

  Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 presents “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson” on April 6 in North Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of ADG Gallery 800)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Aging into the Future Conference & Expo: St. Barnabas Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, presents the event th...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


NATO chief tells Congress of ‘serious’ alliance divisions

By ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON — In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70 years ago this week. “We have to be frank,” Stoltenberg said before a joint meeting of Congress. “Questions are being asked on both sides of the Atlantic about the strength of our partnership...
Tags: Europe, Business, News, Congress, Washington, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Atlantic


Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic


Judge says Trump can’t re-open Arctic waters that Obama closed to drilling (ars technica)

Enlarge / United States, Alaska, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, frozen lagoon and sea, pack ice formation. (credit: Getty Images) On Friday, a federal judge ruled that President Trump could not re-authorize drilling in Arctic waters after President Obama removed those waters from drilling in 2016. If the Alaskan judge's ruling withstands appeal, it would mean that the Trump Administration would have to seek approval from Congress to re-open federal waters north of Alaska to oil and...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Senate, Getty Images, Alaska, House, Arctic, Republican, Trump, Megan Geuss, Trump Administration


Nonfiction: Barry Lopez Travels to the Ends of the Earth, Seeking Glimmers of Hope

In “Horizon,” the eminent environmentalist reconstructs decades’ worth of his observations of the natural world, from the Arctic to Australia.
Tags: News, Arctic, Barry, Lopez, Books and Literature, Barry Lopez, Horizon (Book


Satellite photos show how pitiful ice cover is in the Arctic right now

Happy early spring. This is the time of year that Arctic sea ice reaches its greatest size, freezing over the vast northern ocean. But in 2019, this ice cover — called the maximum ice extent — is meager, particularly in the usually ice-clad Bering Sea.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a comparison of Bering and Chukchi sea ice in 2014 (a normal year) versus the maximum sea ice extent this year. As you can see, where there is supposed to be ice, there is a grea...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Arctic, Noaa, Norway, Arctic sea, Bering Sea, Jordan Peele, Chukchi, Bering, Brian Brettschneider, Deadhorse AK, Rick Thoman, Zack Labe, Lars Kaleschke, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment


Canada warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

The federal government report warns Canada's Arctic is most affected by the changing climate.
Tags: News, Canada, Arctic


Threat of snow as polar snap takes control of UK

Low pressure from the Arctic will arrive over North Sea [Author: getreading]
Tags: Home, UK, Arctic, North Sea, Getreading


The Transpolar Drift is faltering -- sea ice is now melting before it can leave the nursery

The dramatic loss of ice in the Arctic is influencing sea-ice transport across the Arctic Ocean. As experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research report in a new study, today only 20 percent of the sea ice that forms in the shallow Russian marginal seas of the Arctic Ocean actually reaches the Central Arctic, where it joins the Transpolar Drift; the remaining 80 percent of the young ice melts before it has a chance to leave its 'nursery.'
Tags: Science, Arctic, Arctic Ocean, Central Arctic, Transpolar Drift


A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape

Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts. A new study by Antoni Lewkowicz, a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa and published in the journal Nature Communications, however, shows that areas of cold permafrost can be vulnerable to rising summer temperatures.
Tags: Science, Arctic, Nature Communications, University of Ottawa, Antoni Lewkowicz, Department of Geography Environment


The Unseen ~ Roy Jacobsen

Nobody can leave an island. An island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars slumber in the grass beneath the snow. But occasionally someone tries... From now on I'm keeping a record of who recommends books to me and when, because how grateful I am however and by whomsoever The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen, published by MacLehose Press, was sent onto my radar. If it was you, thank you. I bought a copy immediately. Published as De Usynlige in Norway in 2013, the book was a huge best-seller an...
Tags: Books, Arctic, Norway, Michael Palin, Maria, Maclehose Press, Martin, Ingrid, Eileen Battersby, Adam Nicolson, Dovegreyreader, 2019, Roy Jacobsen, De Usynlige, Don Bartlett, Don Shaw


Outdoor Updates: Drilling ban restored + Hellbender sightings

A federal judge restores Obama-era drilling ban On Friday, a federal judge in Alaska threw out President Trump’s order to revoke an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, calling the order illegal. The judge’s ruling protects 128 million acres of federal waters from drilling, including 98 percent of the Arctic Ocean and undersea canyons in the Atlantic that stretch from the Chesapeake Bay to New England. The decision could impact a five-year leasing plan the...
Tags: News, Obama, Environment, Sport, Atlantic, Cycling, Wildlife, Conservation, Alaska, Arctic, Clean Energy, Exercise, North Carolina, Offshore Drilling, Arctic Ocean, New England


Large passenger vessels to be converted to run on LBG for first time

In Norway, global marine solutions and system integration expert, Høglund, was awarded a contract to deliver biogas-ready fuel gas supply systems for six Hurtigruten passenger ship retrofits. The project will mark the first time a large passenger vessel has been converted to run on Liquified Biogas (LBG) – a fossil-free, renewable gas produced from organic waste, such as food waste – including, notably – rotting fish. The difficulty of converting an existing passenger vessel and meeting the nece...
Tags: Arctic, Norway, Producer News, Hurtigruten, Biogas, Antarctic, Hunte, LBG, Hoglund, Liquified Biogas, Høglund, HB Hunte Engineering, FGSS, Peter Morsbach, Høglund Gas Solutions


The world's 'doomsday seed vault' is built to store every crop on the planet, but the icy area that protects it is at risk

The northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, is located in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, just 650 miles from the North Pole. The Arctic town is home to the Global Seed Vault, often called the "doomsday seed vault": a structure that stores duplicate seeds of nearly every known crop on the planet. Longyearbyen's permafrost should ensure that these seeds remain frozen even without electricity. But that permafrost is starting to melt due to rising Arctic temperatures, putting the ...
Tags: Trends, Cnn, Paris, United Nations, Arctic, Norway, Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Hege Njaa Aschim, Inger Hanssen Bauer, North Pole The Arctic, Norwegian Centre for Climate Services, Centre for Climate Service, Jon Georg Dale