Coronavirus fails to stop Ganges pilgrimage

Dawn | Nov 16, 2020 at 7:36 AM

Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims descended on the banks of the Ganges river on Thursday, trusting in faith rather than masks to shield them against the coronavirus pandemic during the giant Kumbh Mela festival.

Arctic could be free of sea ice by 2035 – study

WNM | Aug 13, 2020 at 11:11 AM

A new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, supports predictions that the Arctic could be free of sea ice by 2035. The impact of intense springtime sunshine creates many melt ponds, which plays a crucial role in sea-ice melt.

Norway to set new limit for Arctic oil drilling

WNM | Feb 6, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Norway may restrict oil firms’ access to offshore resources in the Arctic by moving the so-called ice edge, a line that sets a legal limit on the extent to which companies can go north in search of oil.

Climate change hitting top U.S. fishery in the Arctic

WNM | Dec 14, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Climate change is causing chaos in the Bering Sea, home to one of America’s largest fisheries, an example of how rising temperatures can rapidly change ecosystems important to the economy, U.S. federal government scientists said in a report.

Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic

WNM | Dec 2, 2019 at 12:01 AM

Russia’s MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia’s part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported.