Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

Named after its characteristic pointed peaks, Spitsbergen is riven with fjords, covered in two thirds ice and buckled with mountains bare of vegetation. Beyond the main settlement of Longyearbyen lie epic landscapes and wildlife ripe for the discovery.

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

No Electricity, No Mobile, No Problem! Why This Gruelling Sub-Zero trek Is the Best Fun You Can Have on Skis

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

In the Arctic, with no reception, your phone is nothing but a poor-quality torch for as long as the battery lasts. By the end of the first day I didn't miss it any more. The world became tightly focused on the trail in front of me, the skis on my feet and the 12 people I was sharing the journey with.

The Permafrost Problem: The IPCC's Fifth Assessment and the Missing Climate Heavyweight

Libby Blanchard | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

The impact of permafrost thaw due to climate change is missing from the climate modeling in the IPCC's Fifth Assessment reports, yet its emissions co...

How This Chilling Video Ended A £70m Partnership

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Following an emotional campaign that pulled heartstrings worldwide, the much-loved toy company Lego has bowed to public demands and axed its long-stan...

Seventh Time Lucky In Hunt For Legendary Lost Ship

PA | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

A British exploration ship abandoned on an ill-fated mission to travel through the fabled North West Passage has been discovered after almost 170 year...

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...

Polar Bear Which Mauled Schoolboy To Death Was 'Probably Stressed' Due To Toothache

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The polar bear which mauled a 17-year-old schoolboy to death was elderly and had been suffering from worn-down teeth which would have led to it becomi...

Trip Leader Tried To Gauge Out Eyes Of Polar Bear Which Killed Schoolboy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

WARNING: Some readers may find the image in this article distressing The trip leader of an expedition in which a 17-year-old boy was mauled to deat...

Greenpeace Have Made The Most Upsetting Lego Film Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Greenpeace has made a shocking/touching/impactful/sad video about Lego's partnership with Shell and it's fair to say that it pretty much squashes any ...

Eton Schoolboy Was Dragged From Tent And Killed By Polar Bear, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The mother of a schoolboy killed by a polar bear "would not have let him go" on the Arctic expedition without believing he would be properly protected...

The Arctic Will Be Ice-Free By 2050

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

Whether or not you believe in the proven science that is global warming there are some pretty inconvenient truths that people will have to start accep...

Don't Wreck Christmas, Save The Arctic

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Bostock | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

Santa Claus has a simple message for the world this year: If we don't act now, Christmas will be cancelled. In a video message from the North Pole,...

Poles Apart

Conor Mills | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Mills

Not to be trumped by the third heir to the throne, I too am in the process of organising a return trip to Greenland and to the Arctic. Unexpectedly, the Greenlandic Tourist Board has kindly invited me back in December to celebrate Christmas in the capital city of Nuuk with the locals.

The Scott Expedition

Temujin Doran | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Temujin Doran

I'm the videographer attached to the Scott Expedition - the first attempt in over 100 years to complete Captain Scott's ill-fated last journey; to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

Jailing Greenpeace Activists Will Harden Attitudes to Russia

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Russia's overreaction in prosecuting Greenpeace protesters, including the two journalists, is set to unfold into an international scandal that will seriously damage country's global reputation.

Declining Arctic Sea Ice Forces Thousands of Walrus Ashore

Rod Downie | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK
Rod Downie

Last weekend, David Rose (Mail on Sunday) misleadingly reported on 'global cooling' and growing Arctic sea ice. [

Arctic Sea Ice in Long-term Decline

Rod Downie | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Rod Downie

Arctic sea ice is rapidly approaching its summer minimum, before the winter freeze sets in. Even towards the North Pole, the ice has been reported t...

WATCH: Incredible Aerial Arctic Tour

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech

Chances are you've never been to the Arctic much less still that you've flown across it's entirety at an exhilarating yet worryingly low altitude. ...

Pictured: The Polar Bear Starved To Death By Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Head | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

Slumped across a bleak landscape, skinny and exhausted, this polar bear collapsed and died after finding no suitable sea ice to hunt seals on, scienti...

WATCH: What It's Like To Be A Polar Bear

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Tech

Polar bears are difficult to study in the wild. Not only are they tough to locate in the vast wilderness of the Arctic but when you do find one they t...

Planet Appetite: Under the Midnight Sun in Northern Norway

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I'm told to prepare for the worst and pack for serious weather but am greeted by a warm sunny day when I arrive in Bodø. It's just north of the Arctic circle but you'd never know - lush forest, summer flowers and majestic landscapes of mountain and water surprise you at every turn.

Unemployed? How About A Job As A Polar Bear Bodyguard?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Want a job in the great outdoors? You'll need mad firearms skills, 20-20 vision, a loud voice and a suitcase full of very warm clothes. And an appreci...

Polar Vision - Trekking to the South Pole

Alan Lock | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Alan Lock

If there is one silver lining from my sight loss, it is that it has given me the extra impetus to actually pursue my dreams, not merely think about them. To that end, I undertook a number of endeavours including 18 marathons, climbing the highest mountain in Europe and even setting a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Susan Richardson - Writing in the Language of Ice

Nancy Campbell | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

The Welsh poet Susan Richardson was teaching a course on 'Intrepid Women Travellers' at Cardiff University when a reference to a Norse woman named Gudrid piqued her curiosity.