World renowned explorer and endurance record holder- Ranulph Fiennes- explains why heavy fuel oil must be banned in the arctic now
Unusually large icebergs have broken off the Arctic shelf and floated south, coming close to the Canadian shore, posing shipping and fishing hazards, but proving to be a big tourist draw.
Vladimir Putin has said he would like to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at an Arctic nations summit in Finland in May.
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…
A Canadian who works in a remote school among the Inuit community in the Arctic has been named as the world’s best teacher.
Could this be the start of an Arctic arms race?
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…
A combat group of special forces from Russia’s Chechnya region conduct exercises close to the North Pole.
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
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