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NASA has deliberately guided the twin satellites into a cliff close to the moon’s northern pole
Scientists warn that neither the cause nor the consequence of today’s new record retreat for Arctic sea ice should be ignored. But with drilling opportunities at stake, which interest will prevail?
Environmental group launches campaign to establish global sanctuary free from oil drilling
Matt Dickinson, 46
It is certainly a house, its wooden frame, painted in soft hues of white and blue, perched prettily in its waterside setting. But I am not convinced, as I open its creaking front door, that it was ever a home – at least, not in the idea of a welcoming shelter from the storm.
The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic is not just opening up the fabled North-West Passage to shipping. It has made it possible for explorers to row to the North Pole.
The much-loved Plough is riding high in the heavens.
'I'm not a sociopath, but I'm happy on my own'
Russian explorers plunged to the bottom of the world's deepest lake today in a show of Moscow's resurgent ambitions to set new records in science.
Polar scientists reveal dramatic new evidence of climate change