Arctic

  • 'Arctic Summer' is unconventional book that deserves a reread May 27, 2014

    There is this charm to old-world stories and to people who lived then. This is even more true when it comes to writers and what they write and sometimes what they do not or what they were supposed to, but did not. EM Forster is one such writer. He wrote...
  • Arctic Monkeys, One Direction big winners at 2014 BRIT Awards February 20, 2014

    London: Boybands Arctic Monkeys and One Direction took home multiple awards at the 2014 BRIT Awards. The event, which is held to honour the best in British music, took place yesterday at London's O2 Arena. The Sheffield-based rock band won the Mastercard British Album of the Year for their fifth...
  • Beyonce Knowles to perform at BRIT Awards February 11, 2014

    London: Pop star Beyonce Knowles will grace the stage at the BRIT Awards on February 19. The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker will grace the stage at the ceremony for the first time in 10 years and she will join Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Arctic Monkeys and Ellie Goulding, reports contactmusic.com. The 32-year-old...
  • Katy Perry, Arctic Monkeys to perform at Brit Awards November 30, 2013

    London: Singer Katy Perry and the member of rock band Arctic Monkeys will perform at the 2014's Brit Awards to be held here Feb 19. "The Brits has always showcased the music that I love and am influenced by. It's an honour to play at such a prestigious event where musicality...
  • 'Melting of Arctic ice to affect India, China' April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Himalayan nations, including India and China, will be affected in a big way by the melting of the ice in Arctic and the glaciers in Himalayas, Iceland President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on Friday warned as he asked parties and organisations to hold dialogue to deal with the issue....
  • 'Antarctic sea ice increasing with climate change' November 12, 2012

    London: Scientists have discovered that unlike the dramatic losses in the Arctic, the Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change. The first direct evidence that marked changes to Antarctic sea ice drift occurring over the last 20 years in response to changing winds has been...
  • Google maps ancient Arctic village August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Google is surfing new places in the remote northern outposts of the Canada's Arctic region with its mapping device, the search engine said in a statement Thursday. "Search for Cambridge Bay on Google maps and you will fly to a tiny hamlet located deep in the Kitikmeot region of...
  • ONGC keen on stake in Russia's Arctic oil and gas fields August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), is eyeing stake in Russia's ambitious Arctic Ocean oil and gas projects with US supermajor ExxonMobil and Italian energy giant ENI. OVL on May 4 wrote to Russian state oil company Rosneft expressing interest in...
  • Three Britons travel round the world in a taxi May 12, 2012

    London: Three Britons in their 20s have undertaken a record-breaking trip around the world in a cab, travelling over 43,000 miles (over 69,000 km) and putting 80,000 pounds (about $128,600) on the meter. The three friends - Paul Archer, 25, Leigh Purnell, 24, and Johno Ellison, 28 - drove across four...
  • Plane crashes in Canadian Arctic, 12 killed August 21, 2011

    Resolute Bay: A chartered Boeing 737-200 plane crashed on Saturday afternoon as it was approaching an airport in Canada's Arctic region, killing 12 people and injuring three, police said. Residents of the tiny hamlet of Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut and soldiers from a nearby military exercise rushed...
  • 30 Minutes: Arctic - The roof of the world September 15, 2011

    This week on '30 Minutes', Bahar Dutt highlights the concerning issues Arctic is facing today due to climatic changes. ...
  • Arctic to become ice free in next 30 to 50 years June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Arctic is warming and like never before. Scientists say the Arctic Ocean will become ice-free in summer within the next 30 to 50 years. "The changes we are inducing now are quite dramatic and will change the livelihood for everyone one around," said Kim Holmen, Director, Norwegian Polar...
  • Ice melt to close off Arctic's interior riches June 1, 2011

    Washington: Global warming will likely open up coastal areas in the Arctic to development but close vast regions of the northern interior to forestry and mining by mid-century as ice and frozen soil under temporary winter roads melt, researchers said. Higher temperatures have already led to lower summer sea ice levels...
  • India might become observer of Arctic Council: US May 10, 2011

    Washington: India might become an observer of the Arctic Council though its membership is not open unless a country has territory above the Arctic Circle, a US official has said. "The Arctic Council is not open for membership unless a nation has territory above the Arctic Circle. India does not (have...
  • Mummified forest provides climate change clues December 17, 2010

    Los Angeles: On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic where no trees now grow, a newly unearthed mummified forest is giving researchers a peek into how plants reacted to ancient climate change. That knowledge will be key as scientists begin to tease out the impacts of global warming in the...
  • Canadian jets intercept Russian bombers July 31, 2010

    Toronto: In yet another incident reminiscent of the Cold War, Canada on Friday revealed that two Russian bombers were intercepted trying to enter its airspace. Defence officials in Ottawa said that two Canadian CF-18 fighter jets had confrontation with two Russian TU-95 Bears when they flew into their "area of interest"...
  • Arctic Ocean may be ice-free by 2050: expert July 26, 2010

    Moscow: Climate change on the planet may make the Arctic Ocean ice-free by 2050, a top Russian expert has said. "In 30-40 years, the Arctic may have no ice in the summertime, including the North Pole," Director of the Russian Meteorological Centre Alexander Frolov said. Quoting data from an Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • Polar bear eaten by shark: tables turn on predator August 13, 2008

    The polar bear's title as the top Arctic predator may under challenge from a shark. The species is already threatened by a thaw of ice around the North Pole. Scientists researching how far sharks hunt seals in the Arctic were stunned in June to find part of the jaw of a...
  • The world will witness a solar eclipse on Friday August 1, 2008

    New Delhi: It is pure magic. Even as its brilliance is hidden by the moon, the sun looks as majestic as ever during a solar eclipse. From Russia to New Delhi, the world will witness this spectacle on August 1. While a total eclipse can be seen in Canada, Greenland, the...
  • Irish woman seeks 'husband' for 120 litres of beer July 6, 2008

    Finland: Julia Galvin came to Finland looking for a man that would carry her 120 kg over a 253-metres track - the incentive being the chance to win the wife-carrying world title and beer worth her body weight. In the end the Irish woman was carried by an English man...
  • As Arctic ice melts, race for oil begins June 30, 2008

    The Arctic: When talking about climate change and global efforts to 'go green', it's natural that the Arctic is part of the discussion. The region is home to some untapped oil and gas reserves, but they may not remain that way for long. The Artic is a vast ocean of ice. It...
  • Cold reality: North Pole may be ice-free this summer June 28, 2008

    Atlanta: As Arctic sea ice is melted away by global warming, the North Pole may briefly be ice free by September, scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado said. "We kind of have an informal betting pool going around in our center and that betting...
  • Arctic sea ice melting faster June 20, 2007

    Boulder (Colorado): Arctic sea ice is melting three times faster than many scientists project, US researchers reported Monday, just days ahead of the next major international report on climate change. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado in Boulder concluded, using actual measurements that Arctic...
  • Arctic ice to disappear by 2040: study December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: A new scientific research report has predicted that the frozen sea areas in the Arctic circle will be completely gone by the summer 2040 due to the impact of global warming resulting from Greenhouse gas emissions. If it happens, it will raise global water levels and submerge low-lying regions...