The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
More sun than clouds. Cool.
They spent a year fixing up the boat, and now the two men and their dog are spending the winter exploring the Arctic.
Russia already has the world's longest Arctic coastline, and five newly discovered islands give it even more territory to work with.
A landing craft carrying researchers ashore from a Russian navy tugboat was attacked and apparently sunk by walruses during an Arctic expedition.
The temperature was significantly higher than average, and one scientist said it was the equivalent of New York City reaching 44 degrees.
Life in Longyearbyen, despite its amenities, is unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Paul Nicklen has also documented the changes these environments are undergoing as a result of climate change.
The growing relationship between China and Iceland is taking concrete form in a remote valley near the Arctic Circle, where a Chinese-funded, Icelandic-built observatory will study the Northern Lights
Isuzu revealed a very special, very butch, KB: the Arctic Truck AT35. In case you ever thought of moving mountains, this would probably be the vehicle to do it in.
A Shell Oil icebreaker has retreated after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest bridge.
Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig in the Norwegian Arctic to try to stop exploration plans in the far north.
Arctic Cocooning, a family-run Finnish wellness experience that involves swaying in hammocks in a pine forest, helps guests reconnect with nature.
The Arctic is melting faster than ever. One nonprofit wants to blanket parts of glaciers in glass beads to reflect sunlight and slow the thaw.
Satellite images posted online show wildfires burning through huge portions of the Arctic, including Russia, Alaska, and Greenland.
An Arctic town is home to the doomsday seed vault, which stores every seed on the planet. But rising temperatures are putting the vault at risk.
A Danish ship has left the Russian port of Vladivostok to become the first commercial container vessel to tackle an Arctic route along Russia’s north coast as it trials a journey made easier by global warming.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could come to humanity's rescue. To keep its valuable resources safe, Norway is spending close to $13 million to upgrade it.
Ranging from the dimension of a tennis ball to that of a beach ball, the snowballs cover 18km of coastline.
While standard shipbuilding has largely moved to Asia, Arctech's is one of a few niche shipyards left in Europe.
LEGO has cut ties with Shell after a successful Greenpeace campaign drew massive public support against the oil giant drilling in the Arctic.
How do polar bears have such a high fat diet without clogging their arteries and increasing their heart attack risk?
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