Arctic Circle

Finland Braces for Power Shortage as Reactors Fail in Heatwave

Finland’s power network manager Fingrid Oyj warned Finns to brace for a lack of electricity amid a blistering heatwave after two nuclear reactors …

The Arctic

There Are Wildfires Burning in the Arctic Circle Amid Sweden's Record-Breaking Heat Wave

As a record-breaking heat wave scorches Sweden, dozens of wildfires are raging in parts of the country.<p>According to local media, at least 40 fires …

Heat Waves

Sweden wildfires spread as far north as Arctic

Sustained record-heat and a summer drought have kept the blazes going in central Sweden, prompting evacuations. Fires were registered in the …

Wildfires

Sweden battles wildfires from Arctic Circle to Baltic Sea

<b>Forest fires raging across Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle have prompted authorities to ask for international assistance.</b><p>On Wednesday afternoon, 44 fires were burning from Lapland in the far north to the southern island of Gotland.<p>Hot weather and persistent drought are the main causes, and …

The Arctic

India's Supreme Court Demands That the Taj Mahal Be Restored or Demolished

The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable monuments on Earth, but over the years it's started to look less like its old self. Smog and insect …

Taj Mahal

Photos: A hot Arctic summer has led to wildfires across Sweden

A hot, dry summer has made parts of Sweden and other Arctic Circle locations ripe for widespread wildfires.<p>Wildfires, not uncommon in much of the region, are so far reaching this year Sweden has received additional aid from neighboring Norway—which has also experienced its own spate of blazes–as …

Wildfires

Sweden struggling to contain dozens of drought-fueled wildfires

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sweden is battling dozens of severe, drought-fueled forest fires raging across the country, despite the loan of firefighting planes and helicopters from its European neighbors.<p>Thomas Aronsson, chief of operations for SITS, a specialist firefighting service based in Sweden, said Wednesday …

Wildfires

6 avant-garde luxury hotels for a futuristic experience | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

If iconic hotels such as Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands are any indication, the accommodation in which you stay is …

Avant-garde

Newton Emerson: Sinn Féin’s presidential bid risks leaving it exposed

The symbolic all-Ireland posturing of SF’s 2011 campaign will heighten tensions in 2018

Sinn Féin

'Going Up North' In Your Investing?

<i>By Jerry Wagner</i><p>In the summertime, it's always the same here. You ask a friend or colleague what they're doing on the weekend, and inevitably the …

Investing

Dr Derek Muller investigates the world’s love affair with vitamins

<i>“I grew up with a mum who gave vitamin C for colds, and Echinacea. She wanted to give me the best nourishment possible. Now I’m a father, and I too</i> …

Globalization

Shipping Losses Continue to Fall But Old and New Threats Remain -Report

Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third over the past decade, but new cyber and climate risks, along with human error, threaten …

Merchant Shipping

Finnmark heat record, 33,3 °C

Svanhovd environmental center in the Pasvik valley, just on Norway’s border to Russia, measured 33,3 °C at 5 pm. That peaks the old record of 33°C …

Global Warming

Bradley brothers sentenced to life for murder of Neil Reilly

Third brother who pleaded guilty to impeding investigation to be sentenced later in month<p>28 minutes ago Updated: 24 minutes ago<p>Two brothers wept as …

Crime

'The last true wild frontier': Life-changing tales from northern Sweden

Thea Holmqvist is born and raised in Bureå (around 2,500 residents), a coastal community about 18 kilometres south-east of Skellefteå, Västerbotten. …

Sweden

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help

At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox.<p>The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight the blazes, which have broken out …

The Arctic

This Incredible Cruise Near the North Pole Lasts a Month, Costs $37,000

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that retraces the steps of famous polar explorers.<p>Silversea is planning a 25-day trip through some of the most incredible landscapes on Earth, skirting icebergs and getting up close with polar bears on a nearly month-long trip through the Northeast Passage next …

North Pole

Canada's high Arctic glaciers at risk of disappearing completely, study finds

Hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s high Arctic are shrinking and many are at risk of disappearing completely, an unprecedented inventory of glaciers in the country’s northernmost island has revealed.<p>Using satellite imagery, researchers catalogued more than 1,700 glaciers in northern Ellesmere Island …

Global Warming

A Practical Norway Cruise Guide

With its spectacular fjords, never-ending imposing mountains, mesmerizing Northern Lights, and glowing midnight sun – not to mention the beautiful …

Northern Europe

After Sundown, This Tourism Billboard Begins Streaming Footage of Yukon’s Midnight Sun

Tourism Yukon in Canada is leaving the light on for its neighbors to the south with this real-time video billboard campaign from agency Cossette and …

Advertising Industry

Wild Arctic Canada – Where the Sun Never Sets

Summer’s midnight sun shines more impressively the farther north you travel. These endless days are reason enough to visit North Yukon and Yukon’s …

National Parks

Silversea To Cruise Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions will offer a 225-day Northeast Passage cruise aboard Silver Explorer in 2019.

Walruses

How the U.S. National Guard in cold-weather states is driving U.S. Arctic preparedness

While the U.S. military has lagged behind other nations in developing its Arctic capabilities, there’s one part of the military where enthusiasm for …

Weather

Sweden calls for help as Arctic Circle hit by wildfires

Sweden calls for help as Arctic Circle hit by wildfires<p>News.<p><b>Sweden calls for help as Arctic Circle hit by wildfires</b><p>Sweden has called for emergency …

Climate Change

As Iceland celebrates its centennial, it offers lessons in independence for Greenland and the Faroe Islands

One hundred years ago, in 1918, the year of Iceland’s independence, the winter was so harsh and cold in the first months of the year that horses …

The Arctic

Scorching Scandinavia: Record-breaking heat hits Norway, Finland and Sweden

<i>(This story, originally published Tuesday afternoon, was updated Wednesday morning with more data.)</i><p>An intense heat dome has swelled over Scandinavia, pushing temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal and spurring some of the region’s hottest weather ever recorded. Even as far north as the …

Global Warming

New fears raised over President Putin, President Xi’s North Pole ambitions

THERE’s a race for dominance at the top of the world. And the West has been left behind. The North Pole is melting. Now Russia has seized an …

Russia

10 New Short Story Collections You Can Read During Your Lunch Break

Isn't it lovely how short story collections can give you a tiny reprieve from real life? They invite you to take a quick dip inside an author's …

Books

The Art of Long Distance Biking with TDA Global Cycling

About six years ago, I came across TDA Global Cycling, back when they were officially known as Tour d’Afrique. They gave fresh meaning to the term “long distance bike tour.” We’re not talking about a lazy weeklong pedal on the roads of Napa or Vermont or Provence. We’re talking about a four month …

Cycling

UK selects Scottish site for first spaceport

The launch site on the A’Mhoine peninsula will hopefully be sending satellites into orbit by the early 2020s<p>The UK has selected the site for its first ever spaceport. The chosen location is Sutherland, on the A’Mhoine peninsula on the north coast of Scotland. Local business development agency, the …

Space Exploration