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# arctic - Friday 23 August, 2019

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings from environmentalists

Environmental groups have dubbed the project “Chernobyl on ice” and a “nuclear Titanic.”

# arctic - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

# arctic - Friday 8 December, 2017

Russia has built a huge natural gas plant in the middle of the Arctic

The €23 billion plant will face problem sin how to transport the gas.

# arctic - Monday 9 January, 2017

'Brutally cold' weather blamed for 33 deaths across Europe over the weekend

Many of the dead are migrants or homeless people.

# arctic - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas

As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.

# arctic - Thursday 31 December, 2015

While Storm Frank flooded Ireland, it raised North Pole temperatures above freezing

It was 20 degrees Celsius above the mid-winter norm.

# arctic - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Shocking photo of emaciated polar bear goes viral

But is it the result of climate change or old age?

# arctic - Saturday 8 August, 2015

First ever pictures of Arctic beluga whale in Irish waters (well, it has been a bad summer)

The whale hasn’t been spotted since 1988 – and this is the first image of a beluga in Irish waters.

# arctic - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb Everything Is Not Awesome This post contains videos

Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb

A Greenpeace campaign has led to the toy giant distancing itself from Shell.

# arctic - Sunday 28 September, 2014

The majesty of Greenland: Irish photographer captures arctic beauty in new exhibition

The exhibition will take place in The Copper House off Synge Street next Wednesday.

# arctic - Thursday 8 May, 2014

At last: Study explains why polar bears are fat and yet healthy

It’s all down to genes and some super-speedy evolution.

# arctic - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Minus 50 degrees you say? Let's go for a dip....

Minus 50 degrees you say? Let's go for a dip....

Two adventurers planning the first Irish trek to the North Pole have been acclimatising themselves in remote northern Canada.

# arctic - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Here's why the first ever Irish trek to the North Pole could be the last ever by humans

Daytime temperatures of minus 50, costs that could run to €100,000 plus, and at least 780km to cover (depending on the temperament of the Arctic ice)…

# arctic - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Column: An uncertain future... human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic

In past climatic history, an ice-free Arctic Ocean has been the norm, and should this condition return it will not (necessarily) destroy the terrestrial Arctic, writes R.M.M Crawford.

Public invited to ask burning questions on climate change

Free event in UCC will outline latest research on climate change – and open the floor to questions (from any side).

# arctic - Thursday 7 November, 2013

# arctic - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# arctic - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Greenpeace activists could face 15 years in Russian prison for piracy

The 30 activists from 18 countries have been detained since they scaled an oil platform in the Arctic last week.

# arctic - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness North Of Disko This post contains images

Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness

The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…

# arctic - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

# arctic - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Ice road trekkers' epic journey raises thousands for charity Donegal This post contains images

Ice road trekkers' epic journey raises thousands for charity

Three Donegal men completed a 1,000 mile drive through Alaska – and were helped by some of the stars of the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers show.

# arctic - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: Climate change warnings should put the heat on all of us

The last 12 months have seen unprecedented climatic developments, writes Gavin Harte. Are we going to heed the warning?

# arctic - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Huge quantities of plankton discovered under Arctic ice

NASA study of tiny algae led to discovery of under-ice ‘bloom’ of the marine food source.

# arctic - Friday 19 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Baby woolly mammoth found in Russia's Arctic Baby Woolly

Baby woolly mammoth found in Russia's Arctic

Remember Lyuba – the 40,000 year-old woolly mammoth that was discovered four years ago? They may have just found her friend.

# arctic - Friday 5 August, 2011

Teenage boy mauled to death by polar bear in Norway

Four others have been injured in the attack. The boy’s identity has not yet been confirmed.

# arctic - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Greenpeace prevented from posting protest pictures on Twitter and Facebook

Activists occupied the headquarters of an energy company in Edinburgh on Monday.

# arctic - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Report: Arctic ice is melting more quickly than previously thought

Melting Arctic glaciers and ice caps now expected to contribute to raising global sea levels to 63 inches by 2100.

# arctic - Thursday 14 April, 2011

BP faces protests at shareholder meeting BP

BP faces protests at shareholder meeting

BP will face protests at a shareholder meeting in London today, as fishermen complain of poor compensation for the oil spill and investors condemn excessive executive pay packets.

# arctic - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

Greenpeace occupy Arctic oil rig

Protesters say they have succeeded in stopping operations at the Baffin Bay oil rig off the coast of Greenland.