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ARCTIC

ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 23, 2018
China building Arctic expedition cruise ship for 'Polar Silk Road'
China has begun building its first polar expedition cruise ship, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday, as the country looks to shipping lanes opened up by global warming to extend President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative to the Arctic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 27, 2018
Warming trend: 'Wacky' weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe
A freak warming around the North Pole is sending a blast of Arctic cold over Europe in a sign of "wacky" weather that may happen more often with man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 1, 2018
The U.S. risks losing an Arctic cold war
The opening of previously frozen trade routes has supercharged an arms race and jostle for influence on the roof of the world
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 6, 2018
Adventurer Yasunaga Ogita reaches South Pole on solo trek
Hokkaido-based adventurer Yasunaga Ogita reached the South Pole Friday on a solo trek after walking 1,126 km without backup supplies or the use of motorized assistance, becoming the first Japanese to achieve a feat of this kind.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 5, 2018
2017 was second-hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016, but had its share of wildfires, Arctic thaw
Last year was the second-hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 21, 2017
Fight over Alaska Arctic drilling has just begun, opponents vow
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, won a decadeslong battle on Wednesday to open part of an Arctic wildlife reserve in her state to oil and gas drilling, but Democratic senators and conservationists vow the war has only begun.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 10, 2017
Scientists in letter to senators slam GOP plan to expand Arctic oil drilling in wildlife refuge
A group of 37 U.S.-based scientists whose research focuses on Arctic wildlife asked two U.S. senators in a letter on Thursday not to open the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration, according to a copy seen by Reuters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2017
Japan, Denmark agree to strengthen cooperation in Arctic development
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen agreed Monday in Copenhagen that their countries will step up cooperation in developing the Arctic region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 9, 2017
Japan, China and South Korea OK joint study on Arctic development
Japan, China and South Korea agreed Thursday to conduct a joint study to assess pollution and climate impacts in the Arctic, wrapping up their latest talks on how to develop the region, Japanese officials said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2017
Arctic seas called dead end for plastic waste floating from U.S., Europe
The Arctic is a dead end for floating plastic waste dumped in the Atlantic Ocean off Europe and the United States and swept north by ocean currents to a polar graveyard, scientists said on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Apr 7, 2017
Denmark snubbed Chinese offer to buy abandoned Greenland base over security concerns: sources
Denmark decided to turn down an offer last year from Chinese mining company General Nice Group to buy an abandoned naval base on Greenland due to security concerns, sources involved in the decision said.
WORLD
Mar 30, 2017
Thinning Arctic sea ice lets in light, prompts algae bloom: study
Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 7, 2017
Arctic sea ice may vanish this century even if climate goals met, study says
Arctic sea ice may vanish in summers this century even if governments achieve a core target for limiting global warming set by almost 200 nations in 2015, scientists said Monday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 19, 2017
Arctic and Antarctic sea ice was at a record low in January
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a January record.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2017
Putin instigating biggest Russian Arctic military buildup since Soviet fall
The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water here. A relic of the Cold War, it is now a museum.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 23, 2016
Temperatures around North Pole leap close to melting point
Temperatures around the North Pole surged close to melting point on Thursday as a freak blast of warm air blanketed an Arctic region usually deep frozen in mid-winter darkness, scientists said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 1, 2016
Russia fetes 75th anniversary of arrival of first British Arctic WWII convoy
British and Russian World War II veterans gathered on Wednesday in Arkhangelsk, 75 years to the day since Britain's first Arctic convoy of military supplies steamed into the northern port.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 10, 2016
Japan, Finland agree to boost cooperation in resource-rich Arctic
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto agreed Thursday to bolster cooperation in developing the resource-rich Arctic.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 26, 2016
Gas from thawing permafrost could add further to global warming, study says
Arctic permafrost that is thawing due to global warming is releasing greenhouse gases, further compounding the problem of climate change, according to a study released on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 19, 2015
Polar bears' numbers to fall as Arctic ice shrinks, detailed study predicts
Polar bear populations are likely to fall by more than 30 percent by around midcentury as global warming thaws Arctic sea ice, experts said on Thursday in the most detailed review of the predators to date.

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