A revamped EU Arctic policy will see Brussels pulling what levers it can to steer development in the region and is thereby also willing to go against a global industry swinging a green stick.
Reindeer are one of the farthest north living large mammals and inhabit circumpolar tundra areas in large numbers.
A Swiss botanist from the SLF was also involved in the expedition to the north of Greenland, which among other things discovered the northernmost island in the world.
Bird die-offs seem not to be common, but in the Bering region these dramatic events in the wild have been occurring over the past few years on a regular basis.
The life of Richard Evelyn Byrd followed orderly military paths: Born in 1888 in Winchester, Virginia, USA, into one of the richest families in the state, he graduated from military school and served as a naval officer in Canadian waters during the First World War. In 1917, Byrd began flight training and became an avid […]
Plastic debris is choking the ocean. Gate to the Arctic expedition sailed to Bear Island on 74 degrees north to collect, analyze and lay the foundation for future young Arctic Ambassadors.
This book is like a small expedition: experience unique encounters with blue whales, reindeer, polar bears and walruses. Feel the endless expanse of wild Arctic nature.
In the second part of the series on the fate of polar bears, guest author Peter Balwin shows how a tradition has turned into a bloody business that threatens the future of the king of the Arctic more massively than climate change.
Archaeological finds show that the use of antler by humans has a tradition that goes back a long way.
A leopard seal normally inhabiting Antarctica has turned up in Lyall Bay in Wellington, on New Zealand’s North Island.
William Baffin was an English navigator and explorer. He is best known for his attempt to find a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific as early as 1615.
Unlike prints which were dealt with in a previous article, drawings and paintings have always been a part of the forms of expression in circumpolar Arctic.
Urs Stoller passed away in June 2021 as a result of a COVID-19 infection. He worked as a helicopter pilot in Greenland for 36 years and, as an enthusiastic photographer, left behind some 1,800 photographs of the country and its people.
How she managed to support herself and her three children while her husband went off into the unknown, we don’t really know.
An NGO in Norway wants to rid the country’s beaches of plastic waste by 2025 and is relying on volunteers and politics.
The polar bear has become a symbol of climate change. While researchers and politicians continue to merely debate instead of act: How is the king of the Arctic doing?
After the long break caused by the pandemic, whale watching tours in northern Norway started again at the beginning of June.
The Polar Expeditions Classification Scheme (PECS) provides a contemporary characterization of polar travel by combining traditional and modern terminology into one label.
Peoples of the Arctic use a wide range of materials in their art. Many of these can be found locally and have always been used.
The future has already begun. Some rely on the use of the wind as a driving force and thus forego pulling sleds under their own power.
Penguins spend half of their lives in the water. Observations have shown that they can spend longer periods under water than was previously known.
The Norwegians seem to have been born into polar skiing. Time and again they have laid great and innovative landmarks at the poles.
After the conquest of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen on 14 December 1911, the first crossing of the continent became the focus of interest.
While there have long been recognised classification systems in mountaineering, these are only rudimentary for sports ambitious ice journeys in polar regions.