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ARCTIC

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 15, 2021
Trends in Arctic report card: ‘Consistent, alarming and undeniable’
The Arctic is heating up more than twice as quickly as the rest of the globe, exposing 'vulnerabilities' that will similarly 'unfold for our entire planet.'
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2021
Melting of Greenland ice may accelerate as glaciers get shorter, study says
Several recent studies warn of the increasing rate of ice melt in the Arctic, where climate change is causing temperatures to rise much faster than in the rest of the world.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2021
Arctic fires and thawing permafrost pose growing threat to climate, study says
Estimated emissions levels do not take into account the wildfires and abrupt thawing recently observed, which could blow the global 'emissions budget.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2021
How the warming Arctic helped drive a deep freeze into Texas
Some experts maintain that climate change has increased the frequency with which the polar vortex weakens and allow cold to air to run amok.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 23, 2020
Trudeau shuts out China again by rejecting Arctic gold deal
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government rejected a plan by China’s Shandong Gold Mining Co. to acquire a gold miner that operates in the Canadian Arctic, potentially inflaming a diplomatic feud.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 12, 2020
Longest Arctic sailing season tops off a year of climate disasters
Thinning ice in the Arctic Ocean made this year's navigation season for tankers the longest on record, a sign that the pace of climate change is accelerating in the northernmost latitudes.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2020
As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole
Shrinking sea ice in the remote region has fast-tracked a race among global powers for control over resources and waterways.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 22, 2020
'Devastating' loss pushes Arctic sea ice to second-lowest level on record
This year's decline was especially fast between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, thanks to warm air coming off a heat wave in Siberia almost certainly caused by climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 15, 2020
Sea of slush: Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime
With climate change driving up Arctic temperatures, the once-solid sea ice cover has been shrinking to stark, new lows in recent years.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2020
As climate change bites, Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return
Greenland's ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 7, 2020
Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf collapses, losing 40% of area in two days
Data shows that last month was the world's third-hottest July on record, heat that has also been linked to wildfires that have been scorching patches of Siberian forest.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2020
Arctic sea ice shrank to record lows in July
Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of Russia’s Siberian coast mostly ice-free.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 8, 2020
Giant diesel spill in Russia offers glimpse of Arctic’s future
With temperatures rising at twice the global average rate in the Arctic Circle, the frozen ground is thawing and causing cracks in roads and buildings.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 12, 2020
A NATO flotilla sails back into the Cold War
After months of Moscow's provocations, the U.S. and U.K. sent surface ships to the Barents Sea for the first time in 35 years.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 21, 2020
Moscow meltdown: Russian capital has warmest January as experts point to global warming
Inured to interminable winters, Muscovites have been stunned this year by spring-like temperatures and virtually snow-free sidewalks after the Russian capital recorded its warmest January in history.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 5, 2020
Russia accuses Norway of restricting its activities on Arctic islands
Russia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 27, 2019
'The escalator is going up': Alaska to record its warmest year yet
Alaska is set to finish 2019 with a record average high temperature after a year of extremes ranging from a sweltering summer and rampant wildfires to vanishing sea ice and winter rains where heavy snows were once the norm.
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 30, 2019
China mixing military and science in Arctic push, Denmark warns
China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, warning of an intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the north.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 6, 2019
Trump administration to auction off Arctic Alaskan oil and gas sites next month
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it will be auctioning off nearly 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of land in Arctic Alaska for oil development next month, and it is promising much more territory will be open to development in the future.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 15, 2019
Microplastic found even in remote Arctic ice
Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet.

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