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Ellesmere Rangers

from the Guardian

Canada to claim north pole as its own

A Canadian ranger making a patrol on Ellesmere Island, part of the country's existing Arctic territories. Photograph: Jess Mcintosh/AP

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At the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, just 817 kilometres from the North Pole, you'll find the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world: Alert, Nunavut.The warmest month, July, has a balmy average temperature of 3.4 C (38.1 F).

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Tuktoyaktuk Midnight Sun - 24 hour daylight overlooking the Arctic Ocean, Northwest Territories, Canada | by savillent, via Flickr. I so want to see this!!

from the Guardian

World's leading authors: state surveillance of personal data is theft

A stand for democracy in a digital age: eight of the people who have signed the letter: Hanif Kureishi, Björk, Arundhati Roy, Don DeLillo, Ian McEwan, Tom Stop...

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