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Temperature in a frosty Siberian town soars record-breaking 100 degrees

The horrors of climate change are turning out to be true with each passing day. In the latest, the Arctic is facing a scathing heatwave for weeks now. In fact, the temperature in a town in frigid Siberia hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. According to CBS meteorologist Jeff Berardelli, this is the probably the highest temperature […]

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Russia blames permafrost melting for huge oil spill in the Artic

Russian prosecutors have ordered checks at “particularly dangerous installations” built on permafrost after a huge oil spill in the Arctic. An emergency was declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into a river when a tank at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday. Initial Russian inquiries suggest ground subsidence as […]

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Largest-ever recorded Arctic ozone hole closed, but not due to coronavirus lockdown

An ozone hole that formed over the Arctic this spring and eventually grew into the largest ever recorded has closed. It’s recovery cannot be entirely linked to the reduction in pollution due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists who were tracking the hole at Copernicus’ Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) announced last week that the “rather unusual” […]