· Lockdown has taught us the joys of being outside. Could this be Covid-19's legacy? →
Nevertheless, we have been too conservative about these in the past, and that a little loosening up will gradually shift the culture so that we don’t behave as though we’ve just served a spell in a teetotal prison facility in the Arctic every time the sun comes out.
· Virus buffets largest Arctic expedition in history →
The multinational team on the biggest Arctic research mission ever undertaken were prepared for problems from polar bear attacks to major snowstorms or even issues with building a runway on ice.
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· As Virus Toll Preoccupies U.S., Rivals Test Limits of American Influence →
In mid-March, two Russian strategic bombers flew over a U.S. submarine that surfaced in the Arctic Ocean and were subsequently escorted by American and Canadian fighter jets.
· The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-5 →
But Arctic Monkeys’ debut single proper is something to look back on with pride – not because, as the NME of the era would have it, it represented any kind of jingoistic “victory” for indie over pop, but because its rattling potency and Alex Turner’s lyrics distil the pleasures of that era worth remembering: “Just bangin’ tunes and DJ sets and / Dirty dancefloors and dreams of naughtiness.” LS
· Wayward whale takes city break in Montreal →
Humpback whales live near both the Arctic and Antarctic, with adults growing up to 17 metres (55 feet) and weighing up to 40 tonnes.
· Wars without end: why is there no peaceful solution to so much global conflict? →
Global warming is turning the newly accessible Arctic into a vast, pristine battleground.
· Canada bans cruise ship visits until October →
Nevertheless, the movement of vessels with a capacity of more than 12 people will be banned from Arctic coastal water until October 31.