• Russian President Putin declares emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

    Russian President Putin declares emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

    World | June 04, 2020 15:22 IST

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle, the media reported on Thursday.

  • 'We are certainly on threshold': The Arctic is warming much faster than the earth

    'We are certainly on threshold': The Arctic is warming much faster than the earth

    December 06, 2019 11:00 IST

    The Arctic has warmed by 0.75 degrees Celsius in the last decade alone, whereas the Earth as a whole has warmed by nearly the same amount over the past 137 years, according to a study which examined the global consequences of continued polar warming. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, documented the effects of warming in the Arctic and Antarctic on wildlife, traditional human livelihoods, tundra vegetation, methane release, and loss of sea- and land ice.

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