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Northern Hemisphere wildfires release record amount of carbon emissions

The amount of carbon emitted from severe wildfires that tore across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere this summer broke records, according to data from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service published Tuesday. Intense blazes, including fires in hotspots in the Mediterranean, North America and Siberia, let off more than 2.7 billion metric tons […]

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Bioscience firm hopes to bring back extinct woolly mammoth to the Arctic

New company Colossal, capitalizing on a partnership with a Harvard geneticist to use emerging technology to restore the woolly mammoth to the Arctic tundra. The “de-extinction” effort has the potential to anchor a working model for restoring damaged or lost ecosystems and thereby help slow or even halt the effects of climate change. “Never before […]

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Climate change may double lightning strikes in the Arctic Circle, warming the north pole even further

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine suggests that as the climate warms, lightning strikes will increase more than double, driving more wildfires and warming above the Arctic Circle. In 2019, the first-ever known lightning strike within 300 miles of the North Pole was reported by the National Weather Service, which is a rare […]

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Russia builds military arsenal along its Arctic coastline, satellite images show

Russia is building up military equipment in the Arctic and testing new weapons there. Russia is building upon military bases, hardware and underground storage facilities on its Arctic coastline, with bombers, MiG31BM jets and new radar systems close to the Alaskan coast, satellite images procured by CNN showed. Included in the build-up is the Poseidon […]

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C02 emissions from Arctic wildfires have already surpassed 2019 levels

Blazing Arctic Circle wildfires have already surpassed the record set in 2019 for CO2 emissions, European Union’s Earth observation programme said Thursday. Uncontrolled forest fires across one of the planet’s coldest regions has sent a quarter of a billion tonnes of CO2 spiralling into the atmosphere since January this year, topping by more than a […]

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Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf bigger than New York’s Manhattan collapses

Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf collapsed, losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers said last week. The Milne Ice Shelf is at the fringe of Ellesmere Island, in the sparsely populated northern Canadian territory of Nunavut. “Above normal air temperatures, offshore winds and open […]

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Chinese government run company bids to buy gold mine in Arctic; Now waits for Trudeau’s approval

A Chinese state-run-firm has bid to buy a gold mine in the Canadian Arctic. The plans of the company acquiring the area has sparked concerns within the Canadian government. Shandong Gold Mining Co.’s plans on buying the gold mines from a Canadian company as experts believe it shows how China is expanding its presence in strategically important region. […]