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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Norwegians seem to have been born into polar skiing. Time and again they have laid great and innovative landmarks at the poles.
Today, May 17, Norway celebrates its first constitution of 1814, and guest author Stefan Leimer also wishes his new homeland “Gratulerer med dagen”.
April is over. Higher temperatures and migrating birds return to the north. To us, however, earlier than to the Canadian Arctic. In northern Canada, about 150 species of birds are breeding.
Josephine Peary is considered the first white woman to winter in the Arctic. She was the wife of Robert E. Peary, whom she actively supported in his attempts to reach the North Pole.
In the future, nuclear submarines of NATO partners will be able to dock near the Norwegian city of Tromsø.
The conquest of the North Pole was highly contested in the 1920s. Arguments, insults and mishaps were part of the daily routine.
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.
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.
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.