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Northwest Travel Guide 2017: 25 adventures for the year ahead

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Northwest Travel Guide 2017: 25 adventures for the year ahead

- Experiencing the Pacific Northwest to its fullest could take a lifetime, so how do you decide what to see in a year? That question has been on my mind as we make our travel plans for 2017, and I bet it's been on your mind too. As I imagine the possibilities in the year ahead, images of the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Cascade Mountains float in. So do small

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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

- Hit by a second bout of extremely warm winter temperatures in recent days, the seasonal growth of floating sea ice has flattened out, just as it did when hit by similarly dramatic heat in November. The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice is currently far smaller than it was in 2012 at this time of year. And while 2012 holds the all-time record for lowest ice extent

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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

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Donald, Melania Trump receive standing ovation at Christmas

- Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, and an entourage of Secret Service agents and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies made the trip from Trump's to attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, which sits about 400 yards from the Atlantic Ocean. They received a standing ovation from the congregation when they arrived. The Trump family has frequented the church many times in the past few

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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

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Obama imposes permanent Arctic Ocean oil drilling ban a month before Trump becomes president

- The move, which also includes certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean, comes a month before Donald Trump becomes president promising to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who also placed a moratorium on new oil and gas leasing in its Arctic waters, subject to periodic review. Mr Obama is making use of an arcane provision in

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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

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Wet, windy and no white Christmas, says Met Éireann

- While the north west coast of Ulster could experience high winds and some rain on Friday, Met Éireann said conditions were unlikely to be stormy. Any dramatic weather conditions associated with the storm would be experienced only along the north west coast. "At present it looks like the storm forming in the north Atlantic Ocean will pass north for Scotland," the Irish Met's forecaster Gerry Murphy said. "This is the

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- HONOLULU — President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. The White House announced the actions in conjunction with the government

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic

- President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing. The move helps put some finishing touches on Obama's environmental legacy while also testing President-elect Donald Trump's promise to unleash the nation's untapped energy reserves. announced the actions in conjunction with the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

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Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic

- Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves. . Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 Obama bans future oil leases in much of Atlantic, Arctic Move challenges President-elect Trump's plan to unleash untapped reserves Updated: 10:18 AM MST Dec 20, 2016 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits

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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

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Experts say Malaysia Airlines crash site likely north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely to

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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

- SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place. The latest analysis by a team of international investigators concluded that the vanished Boeing 777 is highly unlikely

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 6:37 AM EST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 4:37 AM MST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

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Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

- Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire. . Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire Updated: 5:37 AM CST Dec 17, 2016 SYDNEY — A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, and a tsunami threat has been issued to areas near the

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  • Security of Indian Ocean linked to stability of global economy: US
    Security of Indian Ocean linked to stability of global economy: US

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    The security of Indian Ocean is "inextricably" linked to the stability of global economy, the US has said and underscored the need for maritime cooperation between India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to uphold international norms such as the freedom of navigation. "Maritime security in the Indian Ocean will depend more and more on the ability of countries like India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to work with each other, and partners

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  • Japanese tourist dies on Great Barrier Reef
    Japanese tourist dies on Great Barrier Reef

    , straitstimes.com

    SYDNEY (AFP) - An elderly Japanese tourist has died after being pulled from waters in the Great Barrier Reef while snorkelling, Australian police said on Wednesday (Dec 14), the fourth fatality at the popular tourist spot in a month. The 75-year-old woman was snorkelling at Moore Reef some 40 kilometres from Cairns on Tuesday afternoon when she was "pulled unresponsive from the water", a Queensland Police spokeswoman told AFP. The

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  • Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist
    Salmon from Norway comes to India with 'Desi' Twist

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    Sea food lovers are in for good news as they can now relish salmon, native to tributaries of North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, in Indianised versions like 'Amritsari Tawa Salmon' and 'Bengali yogurt mustard Salmon'. Aimed at sharing knowledge and passion for producing the best tasting salmon from , Consul General of the Royal Norwegian Consulate H E Torbjon Holthe and Vice Counsel and Norwegian Seafood Council Director India, Yogi

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