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Record-breaking temperatures ‘have robbed the Arctic of its winter’

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A lack of snow in south central Alaska forced race organisers to move the Iditarod dog sled race north. Photograph: Loren Holmes/AP
Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice

March 15, 2016 — This year’s record-breaking temperatures have robbed the Arctic of its winter, sending snowmobilers plunging through thin ice into freezing rivers and forcing deliveries of snow to the starting line of Alaska’s legendary Iditarod dogsledding race.

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