The Gap Between Arctic Oil's Rhetoric and Reality

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 01.10.2015 | 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 sta...

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

Emma Thompson | Posted 29.09.2015 | 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 28.09.2015 | 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 28.05.2015 | 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

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?

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 18.04.2015 | 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...