To deter refugees, Norway readies fence on ex-Cold War border

Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees' rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed.

Global warming: Good for big whales

About 23,600 square miles of Arctic sea ice melted every day in May, a record-high amount. That is good news for one group: bowhead whales.

As northern peat bogs burn, a climate threat rises

There are an estimated 1.6 million square miles of peatlands, or about 3 percent of the Earth’s land surface, mostly in northern latitudes in Canada, Alaska, Europe and Russia.

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