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  1. Mining, independence at stake as Greenland goes to the pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Times

    NUUK/COPENHAGEN: Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. The fall of premier Aleqa Hammond last month in an expense scandal has muted the nationalist rhetoric that promised independence based on wealth from some of the largest mineral deposits on earth.

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  2. A look at Greenland's upcoming parliamentary electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Greenlanders will go to the polls on Friday to vote in a general election for the second time in less than two years. In early October, the snap election was called after the former prime minister, Aleqa Hammond, resigned due to a scandal involving misspending of approximately $18,000 worth of public funds.

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  3. Mining boom at stake as votes cast in GreenlandRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Copenhagen, Denmark a Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips. The fall of Premier Aleqa Hammond's government last month came at a bad time for the semi-autonomous Danish territory, which needs foreign investments to kick-start the mineral exploration that many Greenlanders hope will pave the way for independence.

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  4. Time for TraditionRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Iceland Review

    Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the U.S., a holiday which-unlike Halloween , as I recently discovered-has nothing to do with Iceland, although some local restaurants have started serving turkey that day. As far as I've understood, Thanksgiving is somewhat of a sacred family festival and the last holiday before the countdown to Christmas begins.

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  5. Mining, independence at stake as Greenland goes to the pollsRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Reuters

    Greenlanders go to the polls on Friday with hopes for a mineral-rich independence from Denmark foundering on the reality of a tiny, shrinking economy. The fall of premier Aleqa Hammond last month in an expense scandal has muted the nationalist rhetoric that promised independence based on wealth from some of the largest mineral deposits on earth.

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  6. Fears that 250 people will move from Svalbard, NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    The mayor of Longyearbyen, the largest settlement on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway's Arctic, fears that more than 10 percent of the community's population could be forced to move from Svalbard as the Store Norske coal company cuts one third of its employees. Coal company Store Norske on Svalbard is laying off 100 of its 340 workers.

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  7. Wedding Tales: Wedding day in Iceland starts with naked roll in morning dewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Edmonton Journal

    The playoff drought turned into desert years ago. In the midst of another dry run, Oilers fans are once again begging for relief.

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  8. Mining boom at stake, Greenland votes amid turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CBC News

    Greenland's hopes of a mining boom are shrouded in uncertainty as voters on the ice-capped Arctic island decide Friday who will replace a local government that collapsed after its leader admitted to using taxpayers' money for private trips. The fall of Premier Aleqa Hammond's government last month came at a bad time for the semi-autonomous Danish territory, which needs foreign investments to kick-start the mineral exploration that many Greenlanders hope will pave the way for independence.

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  9. This Is What Its Like To Live At The US' Most Remote Air BaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A sunny view of the ramp at Thule Air Base, Greenland, shortly after the NASA P-3B research aircraft arrived on Mar. 18, 2013. At more than 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Thule Air Base is located at the strategic halfway point between Moscow and New York City and was intended as a potential staging area against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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  10. Fast-Warming Arctic Proves Deadly to Animals and PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Scientific American

    Migration and feeding is difficult for local reindeer during a critical time of year, as their vegetation food source became encapsulated in ice. Credit: Smudge 9000 via flickr In the winter of 2012, the Svalbard archipelago was hit with an extreme weather event of record-breaking heat and rain - a slush avalanche knocked out bridges and roads.

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  11. From Iceland to LIU, duo lives hoops dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | New York Post

    Teaming up for one of their countless two-on-two battles, the best friends were making every shot that mattered and running better backdoors than ever before, good enough to dominate two NBA superstars. As 10-year-olds, they wanted to be the best, so they imagined beating the best.

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  12. Wild weather in the Arctic causes problems for people and wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Science Daily

    The residents of Longyearbyen, the largest town on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, remember it as the week that the weather gods caused trouble. Temperatures were ridiculously warm - and reached a maximum of nearly +8 degrees C in one location at a time when mean temperatures are normally -15 degrees C. It rained in record amounts.

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  13. When is it too cold to golf?Read the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | The Sand Trap

    I don't know for sure but I would think that when temperatures get below freezing it might be possible to damage graphite shafts on irons. But playing in those temperatures seems counter productive in my opinion.

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  14. Climate: Researchers track disruptive Arctic rain eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Summit County Voice

    A closely studied 2012 rain-on-snow event in Svalbard, Norway gave researchers a chance to take a close look at how global warming may play out on the fringes of the Arctic, where humans eke out a delicate existence in balance with the elements. The extreme weather event in January brought record warmth to the cluster of islands inside the Arctic Circle, with high temperatures climbing well above freezing at a time of year when average readings are well below freezing.

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  15. Top stories: An ice-pocalypse, hand transplants, and new evidence for a 'gay gene'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Science

    A 50-year-old conservation organization dedicated to preserving the biodiversity hotspot that inspired Charles Darwin is about to fall off a financial cliff and could close before the end of the year. The Charles Darwin Foundation, based in Ecuador's GalA pagos Islands, has helped control goats, blackberries, and other invasive species while working to restore populations of endangered species, notably giant tortoises and mangrove finches.

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  16. Everyone ReadsRead the original story

    Friday Nov 21 | Iceland Review

    Reading is a favored pastime of mine. When my chores are done and the baby's asleep, I get comfortable in the sofa with a cup of coffee or tea and something to munch on and read a chapter or two.

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  17. AmbulanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Iceland Review

    After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon's Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going nowhere. Doctors are still demanding a minimum of 30 percent pay raise and the state won't budge from their offer of 3 percent, Frettabla i reports.

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  18. Global commute for Kiwi meat workersRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Otago Daily Times

    Anthony Russell says his fellow meat workers Victor Te Paea, Ross Gibbons, Kaine Saunders, Wayne Hamlin, Shawn Parkinson, Antony Pike and Aaron Nohakau and John Murdoch at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, are ''the best you can get''. Commuters stuck in motorway traffic might spare a thought for Anthony Russell's crew of slaughtermen travelling more than 17,000km to work in Iceland each year.

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  19. A World Class Climber Explains the Dangers of Scaling an IcebergRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Men's Journal

    Klemen Premrl always dreamed about climbing icebergs. Two of the most accomplished ice climbers in the world, Klemen and his partner and longtime friend Aljaz Anderle along with a production crew from GoPro went to Greenland last summer to try and fulfill their childhood dream.

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  20. China's new 'Great Wall' not so great, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Science Daily

    China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain -- and also a dyke holding a swelling rush of ecological woes, experts report in a new article. To create more land for development, China has constructed a new 'Great Wall' -- a seawall covering more than 50 percent of the total length of coastline along mainland China.

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