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Snowmobiles in Slush: Sports Are on Thin Ice in the Warming Arctic

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — It was early April, and while the midnight sun had not yet arrived on the remote archipelago…

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The Discovery of Shackleton’s Wreck Is as Disquieting as It Is Amazing

Sometimes history speaks in rhyme. On March 5, 1922, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton was buried in a hillside cemetery…

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World

Ice Skating at a Rink Is Fun. Gliding Through a Forest? Glorious.

OTTAWA — No matter how enjoyable at first, whooshing round and round the constrained oval of an ice rink can…

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Sports

Beijing Got All Ready for Olympic Curling. But About the Ice …

BEIJING — Ice might just seem to be ice. But not in curling. The frozen sheets created for elite competitions…

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Magazine

How to Count Polar Bears

“Look for a small, slightly yellow-colored speck on the white sea ice,” says Kristin Laidre, principal scientist at the University…

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Business

Water Supplies From Glaciers May Peak Sooner Than Anticipated

The world’s glaciers may contain less water than previously believed, a new study has found, suggesting that freshwater supplies could…

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Business

A Search Begins for the Wreck Behind an Epic Tale of Survival

A century after Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance sank in the waters of Antarctica, resulting in one of the greatest survival…

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World

A Trove of Old Photos Could Reveal the Future of These Arctic Glaciers

Aerial photographs from the 1930s were used as the basis for a digital reconstruction of the Bloomstrandbreen glacier.Credit...Norwegian Polar ...

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World

A Trove of Old Photos Could Reveal the Future of These Arctic Glaciers

Aerial photographs from the 1930s were used as the basis for a digital reconstruction of the Bloomstrandbreen glacier.Credit...Norwegian Polar ...

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World

Bearing Witness to Svalbard’s Fragile Splendor

Mesmerized, I would lean against the railing at the front of the ship, alone, for hours on end. Over the…

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