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Arctic science mission wraps up as research ship docks in Germany
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Arctic science mission wraps up as research ship docks in Germany

The Polarstern docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway to study the rapidly changing Arctic.
Arctic expedition's dress code raises concerns about sexism in science
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Arctic expedition's dress code raises concerns about sexism in science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”
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Loss of Greenland ice sheet reached a record last year
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Loss of Greenland ice sheet reached a record last year

The ice loss in 2019 was more than twice the annual average since 2003, scientists said.
Coronavirus restrictions force cancellation of Arctic research flights
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Coronavirus restrictions force cancellation of Arctic research flights

The Mosaic expedition has canceled a series of research flights after the Norwegian government imposed travel restrictions related to coronavirus. 
Coronavirus and climate change
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Coronavirus and climate change

On Monday, oil prices saw their biggest one-day drop since 1991, driven down by coronavirus fears and a price war. If we're entering an era of really cheap oil, it's worth asking what that could mean for climate change.

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Locked in the ice, this ship will study an Arctic hit hard by climate change
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Locked in the ice, this ship will study an Arctic hit hard by climate change

The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affect the Arctic. 
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Ice surveys and neckties at dinner: Here’s life at an Arctic outpost
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Ice surveys and neckties at dinner: Here’s life at an Arctic outpost

Danish soldiers, scientists and two very sturdy dogs are the only residents of Station Nord in Greenland. Like any remote outpost, there are quirky rules and rituals.
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