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The Chuckegg Creek wildfire burns near High Level, Alberta, Canada, on June 1, 2019.

The northernmost reaches of the Earth are on fire. Here’s what this record-breaking hot summer looks like from space.

Climate change comes with a higher risk of wildfires. This summer, fires have ravaged the Arctic, and the flames can be seen from space.
July 2019 temperature.

Around 1 million square feet of sea ice melted in July as the globe experienced its hottest month in history

New data confirmed that July 2019 was the hottest month in history, and Arctic and Antarctic sea ice were at their lowest levels for July.
Several wildfires between about 57°N and 70°N in Krasnoyarsk Krai and Sakha Republic, Russia - July 21st, 2019.

Satellite photos show massive swaths of the Arctic engulfed in flames by ‘unprecedented’ wildfires

Satellite images posted online show wildfires burning through huge portions of the Arctic, including Russia, Alaska, and Greenland.

A heatwave caused the northernmost settlement on Earth to reach 70 degrees earlier this week

The temperature was significantly higher than average, and one scientist said it was the equivalent of New York City reaching 111 degrees.
Longyearbyen endures four months of perpetual darkness during the winter.

The world’s ‘doomsday seed vault’ is built to store every crop on the planet, but the icy area that protects it is at risk

An Arctic town is home to the doomsday seed vault, which stores every seed on the planet. But rising temperatures are putting the vault at risk.
Greenland's ice is melting four times faster now than it was 16 years ago.

A devastating Arctic temperature rise that could submerge coastal cities and trigger species extinction is now locked in

Even if the world met its most ambitious climate change goals, winter temperatures in the Arctic will still rise 9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

A Russian supersonic heavy bomber crashed in the Arctic, killing most of the crew

A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 bomber crash-landed in the Arctic Tuesday after a training flight. At least three of the four crew members are dead.
The small town of Longyearbyen among snow-capped mountains of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.

Man arrested after first-ever bank robbery hit the closest town to the North Pole

Polar bears outnumber the 2,600 residents on Svalbard, where temperatures can drop as low as -40 Celsius.
A P-8A Poseidon aircraft in Keflavik, Iceland, for anti-submarine warfare training, April 28, 2017.

The US Navy is thinking about sending advanced sub-hunting planes to Alaska to keep a closer eye on Russia and China

The US military's renewed focus on great-power competition has shifted attention back to the Arctic, and the Navy is making moves up there.