Arctic

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. [http://www.theguardian.com/environmen...

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.

Giant Arctic Camels Used To Exist. Seriously.

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Camels might be known as ships of the desert but they had giant ancestors that once roamed the Arctic. Bone fragments belonging to a camel almost a...

A Rugby Superstar, the Yukon and Drinking a Human Toe

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK
Ben Whitmarsh

Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody is in a dark place at the moment. Literally, not mentally. Whilst the rest of the rugby world is enjoying another Six Nations competition, he is in the north of Canada - where at this time of year daylight is at a premium - to take part in the Yukon Arctic Ultra.

Clare Carter - Recording in the Dark

Nancy Campbell | Posted 08.01.2013 | Home
Nancy Campbell

Carter's understanding of landscape is multiple. It can be "inner and outer, physical and psychological, inhabited and uninhabited." She has mapped "the pathways and entry points between these worlds" using painting and, more recently, music as The Horn The Hunt, with composer/musician Joe Osborne.

WATCH: Up Close And Personal With A Polar Bear

Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

It's not often you get this close to a hungry polar bear. But BBC filmaker Gordon Buchanan braved the weather, and something far scarier, to film t...

Time to Lead on Climate Change, Mr Cameron

Dr Keith Allott | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Keith Allott

Climate change is no longer an abstract future threat, it is on our doorstep. The alarm bells are ringing louder than ever. But the lack of response from the world's political leaders is baffling - and will certainly seem so to future generations.

Aurora Borealis Pictured Above Lofoten Islands In Norway (PHOTOS)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Europe's Arctic wilderness is already hosting its own Christmas lights - as this dazzling display demonstrates. Amateur photographer Miles Morgan,...

Drawing in Arctic Water

Nancy Campbell | Posted 14.12.2012 | Home
Nancy Campbell

Although the bookbinder's craft isn't always about preservation, Rowledge has done a lot of book conservation work. But can the arts of the book protect the future of the environment?

How To Say 'I Love You' In Greenlandic

Nancy Campbell | Posted 20.01.2013 | Home
Nancy Campbell

I had hoped to find poems in the Arctic. I did not expect to return with a whole new language. Greenlandic had become the key to representing the Arctic for me, and I felt I owed it an acknowledgement. I selected the 12 most evocative words that Beathe had taught me, and compiled my own abecedarium.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...

Arctic Sea Ice 'At Lowest Extent For A Million Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK

Sea ice in the Arctic has melted to below four-million square kilometres, the lowest it has been for a million years, according to a noted sea ice geo...

1.32 Million Reasons to Tackle Climate Change

Rod Downie | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK
Rod Downie

To coincide with the sea ice minimum, the UK Environmental Audit Committee today released a hard-hitting report from their inquiry into the UK's role in protecting the Arctic. We contributed substantially to this process, providing written and oral evidence.

Arctic Oil Drilling Should Be Put On Ice, Say MPs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Drilling for oil in the Arctic should be stopped until there are stronger protections against spills which could devastate the environment, MPs said t...