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Arctic Cold Descends on Midwest

Schools were closed and flights canceled amid some of the coldest temperatures in decades

Arctic Sea Ice Melts to Its Lowest Extent Ever

That’s the estimated minimum extent for the Arctic sea ice this summer, reached on Sept. 16, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center...

1.58 million sq. miles

That’s the current extent of Arctic sea ice, which has already melted to record low levels—despite the fact that there’s more than a month to go in the current...

Unusual Summer Storm Blasts the Arctic

A rare summer storm blasted the Arctic this week, beginning off the coast of Alaska, and moving over much of the Arctic Sea for several days before dissipating...

An Oil Company Strikes Out in the Arctic

Oil companies are salivating at the prospect of prospecting for crude in the Arctic. Early tests have shown significant potential for oil in the cold waters of...