midnight sun

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the sun visible at midnight (inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)

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If melting continues at this increasing rate, scientists project that the Arctic summer could be ice-free by 2013.
In addition, there will be an Arctic Summer Sweepstakes which will make use of mobile marketing techniques in a major effort to connect with the younger, more tech-savvy consumers of the MySpace and Facebook generation.
The surface area of Arctic summer ice shrunk 23 percent below the previous minimum record.
Amid the first wildflowers, the females calve and join larger groups, which by early June begin moving into the foothills again to disperse for the short grace period of the Arctic summer.
The big melt: lessons from the Arctic summer of 2007.
Most models, taking into account increasingly rapid melting, show an icefree Arctic summer happening as early as 2040, Fortier says, but some are more pessimistic.
They come down between late December and early April, frolic in the balmy 50-degree waters, do the important of work of birthing their babies, then head north for another Arctic summer.
Arctic summer sea ice has already shrunk by 15-20 percent in area on average over the past 30 years and thinned by up to 40 percent since the late 1960s.
Meals were cooked outdoors in the Arctic summer, on a wood burning stove in the winter.
Travelers joke about forgetting their shorts, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant--all now necessary equipment for a globally warmed arctic summer.
The Arctic summer is short, which is why finding a mate now will enable them to breed immediately they touch down for their romantic Arctic role.
NASA recently announced that last month was the warmest October on record in the Arctic, and in 2007 and 2008 Arctic summer sea ice melted to its lowest levels in recorded history.
That action freed the agency to begin processing Shell's applications for drilling permits for the 2015 Arctic summer open-water season.
As the company stated that it cannot meet a longstanding requirement to stop an accidental blowout within the short Arctic summer drilling season by drilling a so-called relief well, environmentalists have voiced their concern.