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  1. An ill wind blows across the Arctic

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... warming. Five nations are competing to claim ownership of the Arctic, a region rich with natural resources. Media last week reported that Russian Natural Resources Minister Yuri Trutnev planned to file an ownership claim to the United Nations this year covering the rich resources of the Arctic seabed. Mr Trutnev said the polar region was an extension of Siberia. It is Russia's ...

  2. Laying claim to the Arctic's frozen assets

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer At the beginning of this month, remote-controlled mini-submarines planted a Russian flag on the Arctic seabed at the North Pole, symbolically claiming the Lomonosov Ridge, ... seabed resources all the way to the North Pole. Days later, Danish scientists headed for the Arctic to gather evidence for their claim that the Lomonosov Ridge is actually an extension ...

  3. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Review by Miranda Yeung Arctic Monkeys' second album Favourite Worst Nightmare proves the Sheffield band has staying power. Their first album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's ... that assures fans Arctic Monkeys haven't lost any of their impact. Fluorescent Adolescent is the highlight- it's an upbeat indie track with a catchy chorus that keeps playing in your mind ...

  4. Antarctica or Arctic, protect and preserve

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the agreements did not cover: the Arctic. Melting ice as a result of global warming has meant the opening of new sea lanes and a report that the seabed could contain as much as 25 per cent ... ownership of the Arctic, but oil exploration will damage the pristine area, while the emissions that are caused when oil is burned to produce electricity and power vehicles will contribute further ...

  5. Go earlier in the year, Arctic explorer advises

    Posted Sep 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Expeditions across Greenland are now best made in the early summer thanks to global warming over recent years, says leading Arctic explorer Ben Saunders. The British ... for gaining a permit to explore Greenland. 'However, temperature trends for the past 20 years or so have been rising pretty continuously throughout the Arctic but certainly in Greenland,' he ...

  6. Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle by Mike Horn (St Martin's Press) Mike Horn must have a low boredom threshold. Whether any other ... the brine of the Atlantic Ocean. In August 2002, the iron man embarked on an even more punishing journey: a 19,000km solo non-stop, non-motorised loop of the Arctic Circle by sailboat, kayak, ...

  7. Arctic amusements and Northern delights

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... north of Rovaniemi, up on the Arctic Circle. In addition to the bearded one himself, there's a permanent exhibition devoted to Christmas traditions and celebrations in Finland and around ... the 3,540-tonne ship takes passengers on a thrilling four-hour voyage across the Arctic whiteness. Daredevils can try taking a swim (in a thermal suit), while 'transfers' to and from the Sampo ...

  8. Arctic Monkeys

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Mccord

    ... Mark McCord Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare (Love Da) A lot is riding on this, the second album of the Sheffield modern realists, following the spectacular success of their first effort Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not, the fastest-selling debut in British history. Unfortunately, Favourite Worst Nightmare doesn't quite live up to its ...

  9. Stylishly more suited to the arctic

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Katie Lau

    ... dignified but most were more suited to fashionable Inuits in the Arctic rather than wearers living in Hong Kong's temperate climate. Really, does anyone need a fur cheongsam? But congrats ...

  10. Northern exposure

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... An ice-free Arctic will offer a promising, if contested, route for Asian traders, writes Michael Richardson A person in space looking down on the frigid region around the North Pole would view something never seen before at this time of year. Last Friday, Arctic sea ice reached its lowest extent on record, according to scientists who have measured the retreat since satellite ...




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