Get Outta Here! Podcast: Cruising the Fjords

Associated Press correspondent Brian Witte cruised to the Arctic Circle this spring, taking in breathtaking scenery, plus charming and historic towns along Norway’s rugged coast.

Plus: on #MyFavoriteTrip, TV star Bethany Joy Lenz tells us about what it’s like to take an eight-year old on a monthlong trip across Europe. (Spoiler Alert: they had a good time)

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Nord Stream 2: preparations underway at Bovanenkovo gas field

Despite the threat of sanctions, preparations are underway in the Russian Arctic for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to start working, starting with the source that will supply the future pipeline: the Bovanenkovo gas field, on the Yamal peninsula, 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The energy link between Russia and Germany has sparked concerns about Western Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

European heatwave brings drought, wildfires

Wildfires in the Arctic Circle, drought-stricken farmers and a spike in hospital treatment for sunburn: an unusually long heatwave this summer has northern Europe in its grip. Farmers across the region have warned that crop yields will be down while poor grass quality is affecting the quality of milk and the availability of animal fodder.

Kids Sue the Feds & Budget Bill: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

This is the May 1, 2017, Full Episode of VICE News Tonight on HBO.

VICE News Tonight went to the Arctic Circle for a behind the scenes look at the latest and most ambitious Slow TV project yet, a 7-day reindeer migration. We also report from Venezuela on the May Day protests that turned violent there.

Then, Evan McMorris Santoro reports on the budget bill. Democrats and Republicans cut a deal, a deal that was not good for the president.

21 kids and teenagers from across the country filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government and the fossil fuel industry. We follow them to D.C. to the People’s Climate March.

Finally, when Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019, its banks will lose their automatic right to trade in the rest of the continent, creating a major business opportunity for other European cities.

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Mysterious Sands of Russia (RT Documentary)

Shoina is a village drowned up to the waist in sand. Its denizens are quite fatalistic about it, and their only means of protection is leaving their door open for the night, as they can never be sure if they can open it in the morning. The village of Shoina is situated beyond the Arctic Circle, 1,400 kilometers north of Moscow.
This tiny settlement is known for its sands, which appeared here over 50 years ago and have been waging a relentless offensive against humans ever since, depriving them of living space. How did they appear, and where else in Russia can you find unusual places like this? Solve the mystery, on RTDoc.

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