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Former Coast Guard chief tapped as Arctic diplomat

...which is made up of eight nations that reach into the Arctic Circle and aims to protect the thawing region as its seas open to commercial shipping traffic. The U.S. touches the Arctic Circle in Alaska, and that state's two U.S. senators...

Being a small, sparsely populated island nudged up against the edge of the Arctic Circle hasn't stopped Iceland from nurturing a rich and varied design industry.While Viking runes, vintage Northern architecture...
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Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

...magnitude have been located in roughly the same area about 20 miles from Noatak. The community is 70 miles north of the Arctic Circle.Monday's quake was preceded by one minute by a magnitude-4.2 foreshock and followed by at least 10 aftershocks...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...Alaskans know, this is when the sun reaches its lowest point on the horizon with zero hours of daylight north of the Arctic Circle. This is also when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, making it the longest day of the year in the...
It won't be long now ...

...friend of mine recently returned from a hunting trip at his secluded and highly classified spot somewhere above the Arctic Circle and had an all points bulletin. "Nick, major winter is sneaking down toward us faster than my cat moves when your...

...3:12 a.m.Barrow has continuous daylight for so long because of its location, hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle, and the tilt of the earth's axis of rotation.The town of about 4,500 people will gradually lose sunlight each...
Moose hunt sheds light on life

...was turning real bad," he said, "and he advised us to think about getting out of there, because you are in the Arctic Circle; it can ice up or freeze up pretty quick, and snow." After the four men had bagged the bones and the meat and sawed...
Down the Haul Road: Reminds one of the old adage 'You can run but you can't hide'

...125 million. Besides the Dempster Highway in Canada, it is only the second road in North America that crosses the Arctic Circle. It is one of only three roads that span the Yukon River (including the Dawson City ferry), and ultimately crosses...
A diagnosis from Dr. Cheechako

...the same position, he explained. Oftentimes, Alaskans lose touch with what really makes life special so close to Arctic Circle, or so I'm told. Cheechakos are part of the experience. So here's hoping someday I'll have my own to amuse...
Common toadflax or butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

...animals and can thrive in very harsh environments. One survey has found this plant growing and spreading north of the Arctic Circle. Once established it is very hard to remove and will require pulling for many years to come. Please don't share...


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