Arctic

Pizza deliveryman Taras Sushko walks through the ice-crusted door of Nicco's Pizza in Coraopolis, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jesse Washington)

In one frozen town, cigarettes worth freezing for

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Certain essentials must be taken care of, no matter what. As a record freeze hit this small town outside Pittsburgh early Tuesday, basic needs came down to football, lottery tickets and […]

01/07/2014

Paul McCartney watches a sumo match on the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, in Fukuoka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

McCartney urges Putin to free Greenpeace detainees

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of “Back in the USSR” on Thursday as he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil […]

11/14/2013

An employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, releases a Red Knot on the north end of Nauset Beach in Eastham, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

APNewsBreak: Feds to protect red knot shorebirds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. The rosy-breasted red knot makes a 10,000-mile migration from South America to the Arctic and stops to refuel in Cape Cod […]

09/27/2013

This image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows the Arctic sea ice extent on Sept. 13, 2013 in white. The orange-colored border surrounding it shows the median extent for Sept. 13 from 1981-2010. (AP Photo/National Snow and Ice Data Center)

Arctic sea ice 6th lowest, but rebounds from 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that’s much higher than last year’s record low. The ice cap at the North Pole […]

09/20/2013

(Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

NOAA report card for 2012’s climate: More warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice […]

08/06/2013

Arctic sea ice extent for September 16, 2012 (in white) and 1979 to 2000 average extent (yellow line), NASA graphic. (AP Photo)

Icy Arctic rising as economic, security hot spot

WASHINGTON (AP) – The icy Arctic is emerging as a global economic hot spot. It’s one that is becoming a security concern for the U.S. as world powers jockey to tap its vast energy resources […]

05/11/2013

Polar Bear peers over the edge of an ice floe, Svalbard archipelago, Norway. (AP Photo)

Wanted: Polar bear spotter on Norwegian islands

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Do you enjoy the outdoors and have strong vocal cords? If so, Norway might have a summer job for you: three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears.

04/30/2013

East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

NEW YORK (AP) – Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is about 310 miles southeast of New York City, and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast tonight. The National Hurricane […]

10/29/2012

World matched record for hottest September – again

WASHINGTON (AP) – Something about September keeps bringing out the record heat in the world. The globe last month matched a record for the hottest September, set in 2005. It was the third time since […]

10/15/2012

Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists say the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, smashing old records for the critical climate indicator. The ice cap at the North Pole […]

09/19/2012

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