On the same day as an international summit began on the Arctic, president Vladimir Putin has visited the desolate Franz Josef Land archipelago, reaffirming Moscow’s claim to the…
"To make something of our own, that was the idea and beer was something as a coal miner we drank a lot of." Robert Johansen's passion project, a brewery deep in the Arctic circle.
European Parliament lawmakers voted against a non-binding motion to prohibit oil and gas exploration in the Arctic
Scientists equip a female polar bear on the ice sheet of the Beaufort Sea with a camera to understand how polar bears live with diminishing ice cover
A new study says the the Arctic is experiencing rapid change "beyond anything previously experienced" and in ways that will fundamentally affect both people and ecosystems.
The stark reality of climate change is unmasked in this new time-lapse video from NASA.
Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…
In this edition of Futuris we travel to northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45ºc.
Nice place to be a researcher, isn’t it? But that’s only because now it’s summer. In winter, temperatures reach here -45ºC. These biologists
NASA is preparing to launch two missions to explore the Arctic following data that showed 2015 to be the warmest year on record. According to the
It seems things are hotting up in the North Pole. As El Nino shakes up weather around the world, forecasters predicted temperatures of up to minus
Actress Emma Thompson helps to haul a giant polar bear through the streets of London as part of Greenpeace’s celebrations at news that Shell is
Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its search for oil in the Arctic after failing to find enough supplies of crude during a seven-year quest. It has
The sun rose on a new chapter of sailing history this week. On Tuesday Chinese skipper Guo Chuan and his four crew members from Russia, France and
Some 25 activists were detained by the US Coast Guard after trying to prevent a Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig from leaving its base in Seattle. The
Protesters in Seattle are not giving oil giant Shell any peace. After the arrival of the first of two giant rigs destined for Arctic drilling at the
Arctic riches beckon. Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell has received renewed permission from the US government to prospect in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea
Former England stars Tim Stimpson and Ollie Phillips have returned victorious from the arctic, trekking over 90 kilometres to the Magnetic North Pole
A group of intrepid rugby players have walked across 160 kilometres of sea ice in order to play the first ever rugby sevens match in the North Pole
When you are a polar explorer, you have a different set of reference points for good weather and bad. As we prepare to start recording our Skype chat
Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is going to live on an iceberg until it melts in one of the most unusual expeditions of modern times. He spoke to
The wreckage of one of two ships lost in an expedition to Canada’s fabled Northwest Passage by naval officer and explorer Sir John Franklin in 1845
Interview Sarah McNair Landry is a modern day polar adventurer and film-maker. At age 18 she became the youngest person ever to ski to the South
Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested in the Dutch port of IJmuiden after chaining an Arctic-bound Russian oil drilling platform to a dock to
Opinion – Dixie Dansercoer, Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer is one of the International Polar Guides Association’s only five Master Polar Guides and
The retreat of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount considerably larger than previously
An arctic chill has gripped the northeastern United States. In Boston, coastal flooding hit some communities causing many homes to become submerged