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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Jailed Pussy Riot members, 'Arctic 30' set to benefit from Amnesty in Russia

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Jailed Pussy Riot members, 'Arctic 30' set to benefit from amnesty Russia's parliament yesterday adopted an amnesty which lawyers said would free two jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot and enable 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling to avoid trial. The State Duma, or lower house, unanimously approved ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists unravel eye-colour changes that allow reindeer to cope in Arctic

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:04am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Researchers discover an amazing ability that allows reindeer to adjust to Arctic light changes Rudolph has changing eyes to go with shiny nose Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his red nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change colour with the seasons. In the summer, the eyes of Arctic reindeer appear gold, and around Christmas ...

  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google team maps Arctic town with Inuit expert's help

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Montreal Google team maps Arctic town with Inuit's help It has charted the world's highest peaks, the ocean floor, the Amazon rainforest and even provided a glimpse into the hermit state of North Korea. But Google's mission to map the world has steered clear of the inhospitable Arctic. Now, however, the search-engine firm is embarking on what ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia has vital economic and defence interests in Arctic, Putin says

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin says nation has vital interests in the Arctic Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country has vital defence and economic interests in the Arctic, citing a potential US military threat from submarine-based missiles there. Russia detained 30 Greenpeace activists protesting against Arctic drilling at the Prirazlomnaya offshore oil platform in September ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia says Greenpeace Arctic crew cannot leave country

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 09:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Saint Petersburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint Petersburg Russia has denied foreign Greenpeace activists permission to leave the country pending their trial over an Arctic protest, the group said ... any idea as to when authorities will actually summon them for questioning. The 30-strong crew of Arctic Sunrise was arrested after some activists attempted to scale a Gazprom gas company ...

  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Camels roamed the Arctic millions of years ago, study says

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Discovery of fossilised limb bone on island along northwest tip of Greenland is proof, study says Camels roamed Arctic millions of years ago Camels... the ships of the Arctic? That's according to Canadian palaeobiologists, who found evidence that giant camels roamed the High Arctic millions of years ago, when that region was relatively balmy ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Safety first in the race for Arctic oil

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ARNE JERNELOV

    ... Arne Jernelov says those who wish to drill in polar seas need to be fully prepared for the risks The rapid shrinkage of Arctic ice cover is one of the most dramatic changes in nature currently occurring anywhere on the planet, with profound environmental and economic implications. More immediately, the Arctic's vast reserves of fossil fuels and minerals will become far more ...

  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia moves detained Arctic activists to St Petersburg

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 08:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint Petersburg Russia transferred 30 detained crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship by train on Tuesday, moving them from the Arctic Circle city of Murmansk ... not allowed to go. A column of prison service trucks was seen leaving the station shortly afterwards. Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Monday it was transferring the so-called “Arctic 30” ...

  9. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Freezing hot

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 10:59pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Freezing hot Who doesn't love fashion for a good cause, especially when it involves sightings of handsome celebrities? Vivienne Westwood's "Save the Arctic" designs got ... The celebrity campaign was shot by photographer Andy Gotts, who Westwood met at a charity photo shoot for Elton John. The campaign draws attention to The Arctic- one of the last untouched places ...

  10. News - World - NATURE

    Joy and concern as snowy owls arrive in Vancouver

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Arctic raptors appearing in Vancouver a bird watchers’ delight, but a worry for experts puzzled by their unusual arrival in large numbers Joy and concern as snowy owls fly in Snowy owls, a symbol of the Arctic tundra, are flocking to the outskirts of temperate Vancouver, thrilling birdwatchers with their rare presence but worrying bird welfare experts. ...




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