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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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New report explains ancient phenomenon known as “winter”

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January 15, 2016 — You might have seen it in old movies or photo albums. Perhaps you’ve read about it in books or listened to old crooners sing its praises. But one way or another, you’ve heard of “winter” — the elusive season that used to occur every year between fall and spring, Continue reading New report explains ancient phenomenon known as “winter”