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An Ambitious Research Expedition Is Getting Underway In The Central Arctic Ocean

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The German icebreaker Polarstern sits in Breivika harbor in Tromso, Norway, on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, it will spend the next year frozen into the Arctic sea ice. Ravenna Koenig/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Will Deliberately Encase Their Ship In Arctic Sea Ice

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A reindeer calf scratches its head with its hoof. Their ability to move their bodies into extreme positions was one of the reasons owner Jane Atkinson thought that reindeer would be a good fit for a yoga class. Ravenna Koenig/KTOO hide caption

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Move Over, Goat Yoga. Alaskans Now Have Reindeer Yoga

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Trump Accused Of Moving Too Fast With Plans To Drill For Oil In Alaska

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Robin Mongoyak and his young son enjoy the sunshine out on the southern edge of Utqiaġvik. Ravenna Koenig/Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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After 2 Months, The Sun Rises In The Northernmost U.S. Town

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Waves crash on the shore of Utqiaġvik in late October. Billy Adams, who has lived in the Arctic town his whole life, says that when he was growing up, by October there was almost always enough ice attached to shore that he could go hunting ringed seals on it. Ravenna Koenig / Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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How A Shorter Sea Ice Season Is Changing Life In The Arctic

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In the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska, global warming is melting sea ice and glaciers at an historic rate. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Geese, ducks and swans at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 26. The refuge is a stopover for many migratory birds heading north and west to their nesting grounds, and their arrival is one of the signs of spring in the area. Ravenna Koenig/Alaska's Energy Desk hide caption

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Springtime Weather Finally Warms Up Inland Alaska

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Charlene Aleck, an elected councilor of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation in British Columbia stands across the shore from the terminus of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Ian Stewart/NPR hide caption

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Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces Opposition

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Activist and migrants of the Casa del Migrante de Ciudad Juarez and Comite de Solidaridad para los Migrantes Detenidos protest for the deaths of migrants on a trailer in Texas last week, at Paso del Norte International Bridge in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, on July 28, 2017. HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It may look nondescript now, but New Orleans' Congo Square is where the musical foundations of jazz were laid down. Kevin McCaffrey/Courtesy of "A Closer Walk" hide caption

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In New Orleans, There's A Piece Of Music History Around Every Corner

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Mary Matsuda Gruenewald in 1947 in Iowa, where she went to nursing school. Courtesy of Ray Gruenewald hide caption

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Graduating High School At 92

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