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Infographic: The word "arctic" is derived from the Greek for bear (arktikos) - an allusion to Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, a constellation in the northern sky. (Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail)

Infographic: The word "arctic" is derived from the Greek for bear (arktikos) - an allusion to Ursa Major, or the Great Bear, a constellation in the northern sky.

(Tonia Cowan/The Globe and Mail)

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