Arctic

This Climate Change Study Had To Be Cancelled, Because Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Alanis Morissette would have had a field day with the ironic news that a study into climate change has had to be called-off because climate change has...

'World's Greatest Living Explorer' Has A Warning For Donald Trump On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes - one of a handful of people to witness the devastating effects of climate change firsthand - has warned Donald Trump ab...

A 'Doomsday Library' Has Opened In Norway To Protect The World's Most Precious Books

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

A ‘Doomsday Library’ to protect the world’s most precious books from Armageddon has opened in Svalbard in Norway. Nestled deep in the Arctic per...

Sea Ice Has Reached A Record Low At Both Poles

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sea ice levels have now reached record lows at both ends of the planet, according to the latest data from NASA. On 13 February the combined Arctic and...

The Polar Tombola

Nancy Campbell | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nancy Campbell

As the UK tour of The Polar Tombola draws to a close, Nancy Campbell reports on this exciting project which aims to encourage awareness of endangered ...

There's No Business Like Snow Business!

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

The weather wizards at the Met Office promised us snow, and the sky gods have delivered. Severe weather warnings for ice and snow have been issued for...

Scientists Have Come Up With A Plan To Manually Refreeze The Arctic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

We all know that climate change is causing the Arctic ice caps to melt at record-breaking speeds, but now scientists have come up with an innovative (...

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

Scientists Are Really Worried About The Heatwave In The Arctic Today

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

Temperatures in the North Pole may have reached up to 20 degrees higher than normal on Christmas Eve, scientists have said. In what is being described...

Rudolph Is Actually Helping To Slow Down Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Rudolph isn’t just useful for pulling a sleigh and destroying your roof tiles, it seems the real Christmas miracle is that reindeers are protecting ...

Let's Make Our Planet Great Again

Steve Backshall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The time for debating whether it's real is long, long gone. The time has come to do something about it. We CAN act to make big changes and save our planet. The first step, has to be making the people believe. Let's make our Planet Great again.

The Arctic Is Currently A Staggering 36 Degrees Warmer The Normal

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech

As you turn your thermostat several degrees higher and bring your coat out of hibernation, it might not feel like winter is being kind, but you would ...

This Is How Much You Are Contributing To The Arctic Ice Melt Every Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech

You might want to rethink any plans for long-haul summer destinations, as we now have concrete evidence of our individual impact on Arctic sea melt, a...

Beyond the Edge

Matthew Tansini | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Matthew Tansini

17th June, 1898, Antarctica Dr Frederick Cook looked out of the ship from his grimy window. It was dark. It had been dark for months, nothing to see ...

Experiencing the Arctic Live At Churchill In Manitoba, Canada

Stuart Forster | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

When it comes to wildlife, nothing can be guaranteed, but few people return from Churchill without spotting polar bears. Large numbers of the animals gather in the region while waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze. When it does they head out onto the ice to hunt seals.

Composer Plays Haunting Elegy As Arctic Icebergs Crumble Around Him

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has performed his haunting 'Elegy For The Arctic' in icy waters to highlight the damage climate change i...

Climate Change Relocation Is an American Story

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and Managing Director of the Arctic Institute. In 2016 she is traveling across America for a Na...

The Gap Between Arctic Oil's Rhetoric and Reality

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is a Research Associate at The Arctic Institute, doing a PhD in Polar Studies. Photo credit: Wikipedia. In a surprise state...

Shell Quitting the Arctic Is a Monumental Victory - Let's Keep Campaigning for a Greener Future

Emma Thompson | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Emma Thompson

Yesterday Shell announced it was quitting its Arctic drilling programme. Let me just repeat that in case you, like me, couldn't quite fathom this wonderful piece of news: Shell is quitting its hunt for dirty oil in the Arctic. The thing is about these oil companies is they try and make us believe they rule the world, that their tomorrow is the only tomorrow. But today shows that the future can be rewritten. Shell execs might not publicly admit that our movement stopped them - but reading between the lines we can all see public outrage on Arctic drilling was a huge concern for them.

We've Kicked Shell Out of the Arctic, and for Now, This Battle Is Won

Charlie Kronick | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Charlie Kronick

We've kicked Shell out of the Arctic, and for now, this battle is won. Now this bear, and this movement, is starting out on a new journey: she's going to Paris, where the nations of the world will soon gather to negotiate a deal on climate change.

Shell Loses Billions After Pulling Out Of Alaska Drilling Site

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

Shell has pulled out of controversial drilling off the coast of Alaska some six weeks after gaining permission to do so, after failing to find suffici...

Could This Fossil Be The Clue To A 'Lost World' Of Dinosaurs?

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that was 30ft long and lived in the Arctic. Researchers believe there is a "lost world" of din...

Scientists Put A Value On The Arctic Melting And The Number Is Utterly Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech

Not content with apparently wiping out half of all ocean life, scientists have actually come up with the financial cost that global warming will have ...

NASA Scientist Explains Why You Need To Care About Arctic Melting

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Not only are we battling the effects of climate change, and how to half them, but we've also got the task of persuade people global warming actually e...