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Arctic

Google team maps Arctic town with Inuit expert'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.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 4:34am

Camels roamed the Arctic millions of years ago, study says

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 and forested.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Arctic Sea ice retreats to record minimum as UN climate talks stall

The fast-changing Arctic broke new records for loss of sea ice and spring snow cover this year, as well as the extent of the summertime melt of the Greenland ice sheet, according to US scientists. 

9 Dec 2012 - 4:43am

Change of wind brings ice to Antarctica, as Arctic melts

The mystery of the expansion of sea ice around Antarctica, at the same time global warming is melting swaths of Arctic sea ice, has been solved using data from American military satellites.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

China's Xuelong ice-breaker docks in Shanghai after Arctic voyage

A Chinese icebreaker docked at Shanghai on Thursday, after becoming the first Chinese vessel to cross the Arctic Ocean.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Activists scale Arctic oil platform

Greenpeace activists yesterday scaled the sides of an Arctic oil platform owned by Russian group Gazprom to draw attention to the dangers of drilling in one of the world's last pristine natural reserves.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:52am

Polar zone to boost Ocean Park's allure

Summer will be cooler today with the opening of Ocean Park's new entertainment zone, Polar Adventure, which is expected to attract 10 to 15 per cent more visitors this financial year, said chairman Alan Zeman.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Arctic animals are coming to town

Two new species, the snowy owl and the northern sea lion, will meet the public when Ocean Park's newest exhibit, Polar Adventure, opens in July - but they will not be alone.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Looking beyond the Arctic horizon

This summer, 72 students from around the world were selected to take part in an Arctic expedition with a team of renowned scientists, historians, artists, explorers, educators, leaders, innovators and polar experts.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shipping magnate creates history

Norwegians have historically charted unforgiving waters to establish trade routes - and the tradition continues today with one shipping magnate pioneering a new nautical passage to China.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

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