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January 14, 2021: Late in 2020 and early in 2021, AccuWeather meteorologists warned that a weakening of the polar vortex was coming and a major southward discharge of cold air would follow during the second half of January. That big discharge is still coming, but it has been delayed a bit. When the polar vortex weakens, it ...
January 14, 2021: Just in case Santa Claus and his elves wound up needing military protection from an attempted hostile intrusion in the North Pole, the U.S. Air Force was ready with F-35 and F-16 fighter jets poised for rapid attack.
January 12, 2021: Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across regionThe Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibres that most likely come from the washing of synthetic clothes by people in Europe and North America, research has found.The most comprehensive study to date found the microplast...
January 8, 2021: Andrea Pitzer’s new book resurrects the story of William Barents’s 16th-century expeditions to the Arctic.
January 7, 2021: An Alaska state agency emerged as the main bidder at the sale, which was opposed by environmentalists.
January 6, 2021: The United States must be more assertive in the Arctic region due to threats from China and Russia, the U.S. Navy said in a strategic plan revealed this week.
January 6, 2021: After a three year push by the Trump administration, almost no oil companies offered bids. Analysts point to controversary, low oil prices, and an incoming administration that opposes drilling.
January 6, 2021: The U.S. government has held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation the main bidder
January 6, 2021: The Trump administration auctioned off oil and gas rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for the first time ever Wednesday, selling off 1.6 million acres along the coast to primarily one major buyer: the state of Alaska. The...
January 6, 2021: Just half of the 22 available tracts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge got bids, and big oil companies stayed away.
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January 5, 2021: Sales of drilling rights are the climax to one of the nation’s highest-profile environmental battlesIn one of its last strikes against the American wilderness, Donald Trump’s administration will on Wednesday auction off portions of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drillers.The lease sales are the clima...
January 5, 2021: Changes are taking place in the atmosphere above the Arctic Circle that suggest the clock is ticking on the mild weather — for January standards — gripping much of the United States. Forecasters say signs are pointing toward cold air outbreaks that will begin during the third week of January. At the same...
January 5, 2021: The Trump administration has finalized its plan to open a vast amount of protected land in Arctic Alaska to develop oil.
January 5, 2021: Changes are taking place in the atmosphere above the Arctic Circle that suggest the clock is ticking on the mild weather — for January standards — gripping much of the United States. Forecasters say signs are pointing toward cold air outbreaks that will begin during the third week of January. At the same...
January 1, 2021: There's little solid data on how much oil is under the refuge, and lawsuits and market forces could dampen industry interest. Any leases would also face opposition from a Biden administration.
December 30, 2020: The most bone-chilling blasts of cold air experienced in the United States can be blamed on a weather phenomenon that typically dominates a region nearly 3,000 miles away — all the way north up in the North Pole. Bitter cold early in 2018 sent AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures plummeting into extreme terr...
December 30, 2020: With a deadline looming and weak interest from oil companies, the state of Alaska may step in and buy leases in the hope of reassigning them later. Some analysts saw that as a long shot.
December 30, 2020: Found with most of its organs intact, the rhino is thought to have lived more than 20,000 years ago.
December 28, 2020: How do we survive in extreme climates? From sealskin boots to ‘devilish’ hats, this British Museum exhibition of stunning objects offers an answerA circular map with the North Pole at its centre details 24 different cultural groups wheeling around the Arctic circle; some 400,000 people. The groups are very diver...
December 28, 2020: Officials said that two people had been rescued, but hopes were quickly fading that more survivors could be found during a snowstorm over the Arctic waters.
December 27, 2020: George Clooney takes on his biggest challenge, as both actor and director, yet: Saving humanity itself.
December 26, 2020: Santa is tired, the children’s toes may be falling off inside their boots, and the sled dogs are pooping.
December 22, 2020: Melting permafrost yields secrets of how a 6-week-old wolf puppy lived and died.
December 22, 2020: The top court ruled against environmental groups Tuesday, saying the right to a clean environment did not bar the government from drilling for offshore oil.