The German extreme athlete Anja Blacha was the first woman to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported, and showed that polar expeditions are not the domain of men alone.
The most sustainable and fish-friendly onshore salmon farming facility is to be built in northern Norway. Stefan Leimer took a look at it for us.
The book “Meine Welt schmilzt” by Line Nagell Ylvisäker vividly describes the effects of climate change and has also touched guest author Stefan Leimer.
At the most easterly point of Siberia, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, lies the village of Uelen in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
Spring is also slow to arrive in northern Norway, and the few marsh crocodiles that have been released on Andøya are slow to emerge from their winter dormancy.
He had no experience with the Arctic. But he knew how to wage war. Adolphus Greely joined the army at the age of 17 and was severely wounded three times.
Norway is planning to expand its space activities on the island of Andøya and is building a new spaceport for satellites.
If the beautiful Sedna had not resisted her father’s wish to marry her off to a black raven, there would be no seals in the seas today.
An exhibition of batiks from Nunavik, the Arctic part of the province of Quebec in eastern Canada, will open at the Cerny Museum in mid-March 2021.
A new hotel has opened in the northern Chinese city of Harbin – with polar bears taking centre stage. Environmentalists are outraged and sound the alarm.
January marked the anniversary of the death of Dr. Xavier Mertz. He was the first Swiss to set foot to Antarctica. The crew member of the 1911-1914 expedition met a bad end in the perpetual ice.
The sensational project “The Whale” has finally been given the green light in Andenes and is set to take visitors into the world of whales from 2023.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that life was no longer possible below a water depth of 500 metres.
From the beginning, the now Museum Cerny has seen itself as a platform for the inhabitants and concerns of the Arctic, not as their mouthpiece.
Watching orcas off the coast of northern Norway has become a popular highlight and the intelligent marine mammals fascinate even experienced journalists.
February 13th is World Radio Day. This UNESCO International Day has been celebrated since 2011. Radio has been an integral part of our lives for over 100 years.
South Georgia, one of the most biologically rich places in the world, is home to a quarter of the world’s gentoo penguin population. For their protection, the protection zone for fishing was extended.
Although Antarctic krill in particular is one of the best documented pelagic species, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about different key roles in its life history.
The beginnings of Museum Cerny’s collection date back to a collection of artworks by the Inuit, that sparked a love for this art.
Situated in the middle of Bern, the Cerny Museum specializes in art and culture of the Arctic and is probably unique in Europe and has gained fame far beyond Switzerland’s borders.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the skinny man with his red bobble hat, was the hero of my childhood. I think I shared my enthusiasm for Cousteau with an entire generation.
The Northeast Passage is the shortest sea route between Europe and Asia.
For centuries, however, it was not known with certainty whether it actually existed.
Glaciologist Andreas Alexander shows with his painstakingly won data how profound the current changes are for the glaciers of Spitsbergen.
Since time immemorial, legends and myths have been swirling around the wandering albatross. Today, the largest seabird is doing well. Because of climate change.