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Watch the woman who found salvation in free diving under the Arctic ice

AFTER AN ACCIDENT, Johanna’s leg was so injured that she almost lost it to necrosis. Part of her treatment was free diving under the Arctic ice. She …

How Russian advances in the Arctic are leaving NATO behind

'It's hard to ignore the military buildup that's going on in the Arctic Ocean'<p>As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military …

Trudeau’s Arctic oil decision a fresh example of Canada ignoring the North

The surprise and unilateral announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the suspension of oil and gas development in Canadian Arctic waters will be greeted positively by many.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama will appreciate it as short-term support for his legacy as a pro-environment president – …

Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS)—In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. …

Anthropology

Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist

<b>A WRETCHED AND PRECARIOUS SITUATION</b><b><br>In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier</b><br>By David Welky<br>Illustrated. 502 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $28.95.<p>In 1906, Robert E. Peary, “the world’s most famous explorer,” managed, as the historian David Welky puts it, to “literally put Crocker Land on the map.” This …

Nunavut

icehotel 365 opens north of the arctic circle

<b>icehotel 365 — the world’s first permanent ice hotel — has opened to guests in sweden, 200 kilometers north of the arctic circle.</b> in addition to 20 …

Hotels

A whale of a fight: Inuit seek to protect their food source

Most Canadians couldn't tell you what seismic testing is any quicker than they could find Clyde River on a map. The latter is a small Nunavut hamlet on the north side of Baffin Island. It is, above all, a hunting community, dependent on wildlife to put food on the table, and on Wednesday its …

The lust for gas

The Mackenzie Valley pipeline was almost a certainty in the mid-70s. Our 1975 feature explored the costs and the beneficiaries of the pipeline that …

Canada

Who owns the Arctic? And who doesn’t?

The 100-year-old-fight over ice is fast becoming a fight over oil and water<p>By Seth Millstein<p>With the alarmingly high temperatures at the North Pole …

Global Warming

Rutting Moose Found Frozen In An Eternal Battle

This battle between rutting moose in western Alaska was frozen in time.<p>Two bulls were locking antlers over a female when they tumbled into frigid pond water near Unalakleet, on the Bering Sea coast, and drowned, one scientist suggested. As water temperatures plummeted, it appears the pond froze …

Montreal film festival apologizes for screening 'racist' film last year

RIDM festival faced intense criticism for screening 'of the North' by director Dominic Gagnon<p>A year after it screened a film that Inuit panned as a …

This is what climate change looks like

<b>(CNN) —</b> A photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.<p>Entitled "Climate Change -- In Focus," it shows the best 100 photographs from a global competition and it's currently on display at the United Nations' COP22 climate conference in …

Global Warming

Thawing Permafrost Would Accelerate Global Warming

The solid, 20-kilogram block of hardened snow and ice somehow slides free from my rubber-gloved grasp and drops back down into the long ditch I am …

Scientists Say Bird Poop Helps Cool the Arctic

You just never know how your contributions will change the world. In the case of Arctic birds, those contributions are drippy and white. Poop. We’re …

Mystery as dead 'polar bears' wash up on tiny Scottish island 1400 miles from Arctic

Locals on a tiny Scottish island believe three dead polar bears have washed up on a beach.<p>The three huge corpses were discovered at different points …

Antarctica

Mysterious noises that have haunted people in the Arctic recently may have a very simple explanation

The theories range from UFOs operating under the ice to the release of methane gas to Russian or U.S. submarines lurking in Canadian waters.<p>But one …

Ocean Exploration

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.<p>In the Arctic Circle, on the far-northern Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, a drab facility carved into the mountainside could be humanity's last hope in the event of a global …

Genetics

The Obama administration has been quietly rewriting the US Arctic policy

There are three apparent objectives this policy. First, the government will seek to adequately protect the Arctic environment, particularly in Alaska. Second, the US will attempt to bolster the economy by taking full advantage of the region's potential for hydrocarbon development.<p>Third, the US will …

Oil & Gas Industry

Canada And Denmark Tussle Over Arctic Island With Bottles Of Liquor

Canada and Denmark are playing tug-o-war with a wee bit of territory in the Arctic, and they’re doing so in the most goddamn adorable manner: by …

A Mysterious 'Ping' Is Coming from Deep in the Arctic

A mysterious noise emanating from the sea floor in one of Canada’s northern territories has been puzzling locals and officials, who have yet to …

Unidentified Eerie ‘Ping’ Found in Seas in Northern Canada, Time for Monster Suspect Line-Up

According to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, “the night is dark and full of terrors.” But on ye olde planet Earth, we’re going to have to say that if anything is …

What lies beneath: As earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

Scientists are witnessing the theoretical turning into reality: infectious microbes emerging from a deep freeze<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>This past summer anthrax killed a 12-year-old boy in a remote part of Siberia. At least 20 other people, also from the Yamal …

Oil Drilling in the Arctic Could Protect America and the Environment

In April, I cautioned that an American ban on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean would diminish national security. It is deeply unsettling that our …

Washington is Quietly Reinforcing Europe’s Northern Flank

<b>The recent stream of senior</b> U.S. defense officials to Nordic countries underlines American concerns about potential friction in northern Europe, and …

Military

Secret Nazi 'Treasure Hunter' Base Discovered In Arctic

A secret Nazi base, previously thought to be a World War II myth, was discovered by Russian researchers in the Arctic.<p>Group of Russian scientists …

Archaeology

19 Ivory Hunters Survive Two Weeks Without Food in the Arctic

On Melting Ice: Inuit Struggle Against Oil and Gas in the Arctic

A glacier around Sam Ford Fiord, Baffin Island, is in retreat from a warming climate. (Photo: Chris Williams)<p>The Inuit in the Canadian Arctic are …

Global Warming

Courting the Arctic

I write this at Keflavik Airport, waiting for my flight back to Denmark, and savouring this weekend's Arctic Circle 2016 in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. Outside the sun is shining.<p>Weather wise, the Icelandic capital didn't cooperate. The weather was awful. But otherwise Reykjavik was a most …

Arctic Melting Defies Scientists

By Alex Kirby<p>In an unusually stark warning, a leading international scientific body said the Arctic climate is changing so fast that researchers are …

Here’s Why Facebook Built One of Its Data Centers Near the Arctic Circle

For many new Facebook employees, their first days begin in front of a computer screen, learning the ins and outs of the company’s code. That code, …