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Arctic Region

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Churchill (Canada)
Murmansk (Russia)
Prudhoe Bay (US)


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Island of ice in Arctic Ocean poses risk to oil platforms, shipping lanes

August 11, 2010
The Associated Press
STOCKHOLM – An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland. It's the largest Arctic ice island in a half-century. (Read more)


Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica

By Seth Borenstein and Vladimir Isachenkov 
updated 2/8/2012

Gigantic freshwater reservoir may harbor life from Earth's distant past

Lake Vostok could hold living organisms that have been locked in icy darkness for some 20 million years, as well as clues to the search for life elsewhere in the solar system.

Touching the surface of the lake, the largest of nearly 400 subglacial lakes in Antarctica, came after more than two decades of drilling. It was a major achievement avidly anticipated by scientists around the world

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