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Bahraini adventurer to set out on Arctic challenge

A young Bahraini adventurer who has travelled to some of the most far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new journey to the frozen Arctic wilderness. Amal Al Saffar, 22, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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US proposes first rules for Arctic drilling

The Obama administration has proposed standards on exploratory drilling for oil and gas in US Arctic waters that would add costs for energy companies but aim to protect against catastrophic spills. The rules, proposed by the Depar

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US proposes first rules for Arctic drilling

The Obama administration has proposed standards on exploratory drilling for oil and gas in US Arctic waters that would add costs for energy companies but aim to protect against catastrophic spills. The rules, proposed by the Depar

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Rosneft discovers offshore Arctic oil with Exxon

Russia's top crude oil producer Rosneft said on Saturday it had made an oil discovery jointly with ExxonMobil at an offshore Arctic field, which has been at the centre of controversy due to Western sanction against Moscow. How

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US Midwest, Northeast brace for Arctic blast

Many parts of the US Midwest braced for a blast of Arctic air this weekend that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before advancing to the Northeast, where residents are still digging out from a deadly snowstorm.

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Qatar goes cold on Russian arctic LNG project

Qatar is no longer in negotiations to take a stake in an Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) project under development by Russian gas producer Novatek , an executive at Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) said. Qatar's energy m

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Warm climate to open Arctic shipping routes by 2050

The quickest way to get goods from Asia to the US East Coast in 2050 might well be straight across the Arctic, where a warming climate is expected to open new sea routes through what is now impenetrable ice, a study reported on Monday.

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Rosneft, ExxonMobil ink strategic Arctic deal

Russian oil giant Rosneft said it has joined forces with ExxonMobil for the development of Arctic and Black Sea resources and also inked a deal to expand technology sharing and implement joint global projects. Rosneft president Eduard Khu

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Seas ‘could rise up to 1.6 metres by 2100’

Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland's ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 metres by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday. Such a rise -- above most past scientific estimates -- wou

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Record depletion of ozone over Arctic

Record loss of the ozone, the atmosphere layer that shields life from the sun's harmful rays, has been observed over the Arctic in recent months, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday. "Depletion of the ozone...has reac

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