Latest Arctic Circle Stories

2010-09-24 05:42:48

Russia's prime minister said Thursday that the Arctic Circle must remain a "zone of peace" as Russia and its polar neighbors rush to stake their claims on the region's energy-rich seabed. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said: "We think it is imperative to keep the Arctic as a zone of peace and cooperation," while speaking at the Arctic Forum in Moscow. "We all know that it is hard to live alone in the Arctic," Putin said, calling for foreign capital to take advantage of the Russian Arctic....

2008-07-25 12:01:14

By Jad Mouawad The race for petroleum resources above the Arctic Circle is likely to speed up in coming years, as the polar ice cap melts and access to oil and gas reserves in many other places around the world becomes more challenging. The lure of the Arctic as oil's next big frontier was vindicated this week as a major geological survey found the region might hold as much as a fifth of the world's yet to-be-discovered oil and natural gas reserves. Many of these new resources,...

2008-07-23 21:00:33

WASHINGTON _ An estimated 90 billion barrels of undiscovered but technically recoverable oil _ three years of world consumption _ lie north of the Arctic Circle, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Wednesday. While the oil, along with vast quantities of natural gas, will be extremely difficult to tap, the promise is enough to make the frozen north the new _ and maybe last _ frontier for world energy producers. Undiscovered oil and gas are thought to be present based on geology and...

Latest Arctic Circle Reference Libraries

2007-08-13 03:31:51

The Arctic Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus parryii), is a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic Circle. They can be found in regions of Northern Canada ranging from the Arctic Circle down to the southern border of the Northwest Territories. They are also found in Alaska and Siberia. It inhabits dry arctic tundra and open meadows. The Arctic ground squirrel has a beige and tan coat with a white-spotted back. This squirrel has a short face, small ears, a dark tail and white markings...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).