ARTICLES RELATING TO ARCTIC

Satellite photos show massive swaths of the Arctic engulfed in flames

2019-07-29 06:56

Satellite images posted online show wildfires burning through huge portions of the Arctic, including Russia, Alaska, and Greenland.

The world's 'doomsday seed vault' is built to store every crop on the planet, but the icy area that protects it is at risk

2019-03-31 18:00

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.

The world’s largest shipping company is trialing an Arctic route — and it’s a worrying sign for the future of the planet

2018-08-25 11:33

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 doomsday vault built to store every known crop on the planet is becoming more crucial than ever — and it may get a big upgrade

2018-02-28 16:03

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.

Giant snowballs mysteriously appear on Russian beach

2016-11-07 21:33

Ranging from the dimension of a tennis ball to that of a beach ball, the snowballs cover 18km of coastline.

Finnish shipyard banking on Arctic activity

2015-09-15 16:17

While standard shipbuilding has largely moved to Asia, Arctech's is one of a few niche shipyards left in Europe.

Greenpeace gets LEGO to dump Shell

2014-10-13 10:01

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 survive their high fat diet?

2014-05-09 12:30

How do polar bears have such a high fat diet without clogging their arteries and increasing their heart attack risk?

Trouble in penguin paradise

2013-04-10 08:36

University of Cincinnati student Shujie Wang has discovered that a good way to monitor the environmental health of Antarctica is to go with the flow – the ice flow, that is.

 

A heatwave caused the northernmost settlement on Earth to reach 21 degrees earlier this week

2019-07-21 09:56

The temperature was significantly higher than average, and one scientist said it was the equivalent of New York City reaching 44 degrees.

A National Geographic photographer's new book shows how stunning animals in the Arctic and Antarctic really are

2018-08-02 11:28

Paul Nicklen has also documented the changes these environments are undergoing as a result of climate change.

China's Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley

2016-11-17 16:03

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

Beefed-up Isuzu: New KB gets Arctic Truck treatment

2016-07-21 10:44

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.

Shell icebreaker retreats after showdown

2015-07-30 18:23

A Shell Oil icebreaker has retreated after a showdown with environmental activists dangling from Portland, Oregon's tallest bridge.

Greenpeace boards Arctic rig

2014-05-27 18:41

Greenpeace activists boarded an oil rig in the Norwegian Arctic to try to stop exploration plans in the far north.

UN report outlines ways to adapt to climate change

2014-03-24 16:08

A UN report is due that will put pressure on governments to do something about climate change. We will have to find ways to adapt to rising temperatures, heatwaves and rising seas.

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