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Russia Unveils Plan to ‘Use the Advantages’ of Climate Change

Russia Unveils Plan to ‘Use the Advantages’ of Climate Change

By Michaela Cavanagh (with AFP) The Russian government has unveiled a plan to adapt the country’s economy and population to climate change. The 17-page document was published online by Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development on Saturday, and outlines measures to mitigate the damage caused by climate change as well as to “use the advantages” of […]

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    Spray-Painted Polar Bear Shocks and Worries Wildlife Experts

    Spray-Painted Polar Bear Shocks and Worries Wildlife Experts

    A video of a polar bear wandering around the Russian Arctic spray-painted with large numbers and letters has baffled and worried wildlife experts. The footage, shared on Facebook Sunday by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) worker Sergey Kavry, shows the bear walk by with “T-34” sprayed in large black letters on its right side. The T-34 […]

    70% of U.S. Expected to Have Freezing Temperatures

    70% of U.S. Expected to Have Freezing Temperatures

    Temperatures plunged rapidly across the U.S. this week and around 70 percent of the population is expected to experience temperatures around freezing Wednesday. A dip in the jet stream is bringing Arctic air to states across the country, with snow falling in the Midwest and Northeast and parts of the South under freeze watches. “Many […]

    Heavy Snowfall in 2018 Kept Arctic Wildlife From Breeding

    Heavy Snowfall in 2018 Kept Arctic Wildlife From Breeding

    Reports of extreme snowfall in the Arctic might seem encouraging, given that the region is rapidly warming due to human-driven climate change. According to a new study, however, the snow could actually pose a major threat to the normal reproductive cycles of Arctic wildlife. Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland received such heavy snow in 2018 that much […]

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    By Karin Kirk Greenland had quite the summer. It rose from peaceful obscurity to global headliner as ice melted so swiftly and massively that many were left grasping for adjectives. Then, Greenland’s profile was further boosted, albeit not to its delight, when President Trump expressed interest in buying it, only to be summarily dismissed by […]

    East Siberian Sea Is Boiling With Methane

    East Siberian Sea Is Boiling With Methane

    Russian scientists on an Arctic expedition have discovered, for the first time, methane “boiling” on the surface of the water that is visible to the naked eye. Forget high-tech detection devices, the methane is so pronounced that it can be scooped from the water in buckets, as Newsweek reported. The research team from Tomsk Polytechnic […]

    Mother Walrus Attacks and Sinks Russian Naval Boat to Protect Her Cubs

    Mother Walrus Attacks and Sinks Russian Naval Boat to Protect Her Cubs

    Don’t mess with a mother walrus! That’s what a team of Russian scientists and naval sailors learned when they tried to land on a remote Arctic archipelago in an inflatable boat, The Independent reported Tuesday. “The walruses probably feared for their cubs and attacked the rubber landing craft,” the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) said in […]