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August 19, 2019: Indonesian designers have proposed a controversial solution, using submersibles that could act as giant ice makers in the ocean.
August 18, 2019: Plastic may be a significant source of air pollution, concluded a new study.
August 17, 2019: Scientists say the smoke plumes, filled with megatons of tiny, harmful particles, could travel to other areas of the world and cause serious respiratory problems for people.
August 17, 2019: The Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten has been refused entry to Russian waters above the Arctic circle just two weeks before sailing.
August 16, 2019: The study postulated that the pollutants were potentially carried via air
August 16, 2019: An explosion off Russia's Arctic coast has led to speculation that the incident resulted from a failed test of a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Do the details add up?
August 16, 2019: Scientists have found surprisingly large amounts of microplastics in snow and sea ice samples collected in the Arctic and Alps.
August 16, 2019: Bathsheba Demuth writes about how the Soviet Union destroyed the economic system and survival practices of the nomadic Chukchi reindeer herders.
August 15, 2019: An alarming new study published Wednesday says scientists discovered microscopic particles of plastic in snow from the Alps to the remote regions of the Arctic. The lead scientist of that study, Dr. Melanie Bergman, joins CBSN to discuss her team's findings.
August 15, 2019: 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 poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet.
August 14, 2019: The Kremlin won’t say much about a blast at a secretive Russian nuclear reactor.
August 14, 2019: Lightning strikes detected within 200 to 300 miles of the North Pole constitute a rare, though probably not unprecedented, event.
August 14, 2019: A shocking new study says that sea ice in the Arctic could completely disappear through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees and climate conditions continue to worsen.
August 14, 2019: A new study challenges the hypothesis that Arctic sea ice loss is driving a trend toward colder, snowier winters in the U.S. and parts of Asia.
August 14, 2019: Scientists have found that particles of plastic are falling out of the sky with snow in the Arctic.
August 14, 2019: Microplastic pollution is now so commonplace that it's drifted to the furthest reaches of the Arctic.
August 13, 2019: German adventurer Arved Fuchs says he has seen Inuit villages flooded with gawping tourists – ‘Party ships have no place here’One of the world’s leading polar explorers has warned against the explosive growth in cruise ship tourism in the Arctic, calling it damaging to both the local environment and its inha...
August 12, 2019: A rocket engine blew up in the Arctic, killing five nuclear experts and sparking a radiation scare.
August 12, 2019: Plume from unprecedented blazes forecast to reach Alaska as fires rage for third monthA cloud of smoke and soot bigger than the European Union is billowing across Siberia as wildfires in the Arctic Circle rage into an unprecedented third month.The normally frozen region, which is a crucial part of the planet’s coo...
August 9, 2019: People rush to buy iodine pills after a rocket engine explosion and radiation spike at a military site.
August 9, 2019: A 19th-century polar explorer depicted the harrows of traversing the Arctic, for
August 8, 2019: With Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge facing its biggest threat of oil and gas drilling in decades, five young Americans are leading the charge to save it.
August 5, 2019: Researchers from the University of Washington studied microbes and their viruses in an Alaskan cryopeg — a layer of water in permafrost so salty it doesn’t freeze, even below zero degrees. They hope to better understand how life could exist on other planets.
August 5, 2019: The Akademik Lomonosov is a one-of-a-kind floating power unit that will provide nuclear energy to a remote Russian town in the Arctic, but critics have made comparisons to historic disasters.
August 3, 2019: Beneath the Arctic lie billions of barrels of oil. But as the international energy race intensifies, we wonder, how did all that oil get there in the first place?