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Russiaâ€™s prime minister said Thursday that the Arctic Circle must remain a â€œzone of peaceâ€ as Russia and its polar neighbors rush to stake their claims on the regionâ€™s energy-rich seabed.
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.
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.
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 -- 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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