Arctic

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 27.04.2016 | 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...

Watch Charlotte Church Sing Against Arctic Drilling Outside Shell's London Offices

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Charlotte Church sang outside the office of Shell on Wednesday to protest against the company's efforts to drill in the Arctic. The 29-year-old Wel...

'Everybody's Hearts Are Broken'. Shell's Ship Sets Sail For Arctic Oil Drill As Greenpeace Loses Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Shell's icebreaker ship bound for the Arctic has finally set sail, after Greenpeace protesters lost their battle to prevent the vessel from reaching t...

Arctic Ice Actually 'Grew By A Third' In 2013 Thanks To Cool Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Arctic sea ice increased by a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013, scientists have said, but it doesn't mean the fight against climate change...

The Arctic Could Become a New Centre for Geopolitical Tensions

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

The Arctic region has long been admired globally as an example of good governance, one characterised by peaceful cooperation and engagement. The is pa...

Kremlin Hawk Warns West 'Tanks Don't Need Visas'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

An outspoken loyalist to President Vladimir Putin has responded to Western protestations about the increasing Russian military presence in the Arctic ...

Life In The North: Arctic Animals

Frontier | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Frontier

The world's most desolate climate is home to animals that have adapted to take the harsh environment and thrive in it. Many of the arctic residents ar...

Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 15.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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?