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Parks in Lapland and other parts of northern Finland are gaining in popularity among tourists and residents.

YLE News
Thursday's incursion into Finnish airspace, though brief, is part of a pattern and is unlikely to be a coincidence, the Finnish defense minister says.. YLE News
New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished.Joel Achenbach
As the state continues its outreach to Interior communities near the proposed route of an industrial road to a controversial mining district in Ambler, some have voiced opposition and now one has declared its land off limits.Zachariah Hughes | KNOM
Participants competed in Native sports and cultural activities in what is expected to be an annual event in remote Chukotka.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
Parsing out the various causes of glacial retreat has been difficult, but scientists say they now have an accurate method to do so. Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle
The research will focus on ways to make economic development, transportation and infrastructure safer, said Prime Minister Stephen Harper.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
A dirt road plowed on the edge of the ice sheet for an abandoned auto-testing project is now a tourist attraction and a handy route for scientists headed to the ice sheet. Mia Bennett
Kotzebue residents got a rude awakening early Friday morning. A large thunderstorm rolled through the Northwest Alaska hub community at about 3:36 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, bringing with it  lightning strikes and four-tenths of an inch of rain. Suzanna Caldwell
The vessel traveled south for nearly a day after the man suffered a head injury to get in range of U.S. Coast Guard helicopters stationed in Barrow. Laurel Andrews

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