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.
Archaeologists have used DNA analysis to identify the remains of a participant in the Franklin expedition and matched them to John Gregory.
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.
The conquest of the North Pole was highly contested in the 1920s. Arguments, insults and mishaps were part of the daily routine.
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.
Although the small nuclear reactor at the SM-1A plant at Fort Greely in Alaska, last provided power in 1972 and was then mothballed, its dismantling is planned only now.
Scientists sequenced DNA from the teeth of mammoths. These are said to be up to 1.6 million years old and probably belong to a new species of mammoth.
Archaeologists found centuries-old glass beads in the Brooks Range that were made in Venice and probably came to Alaska overland.
Thawing permafrost released a glacial woolly rhinoceros in August 2020. The age of the find is estimated to be up to 50,000 years. Now it is to be studied by scientists.
The members of Dog Sled team-1 of the 1906-08 Danmark expedition died in November 1907 while trying to return to base camp at Danmarkshavn in northeast Greenland.
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.
Plans to station the first nuclear submarine in Murmansk are discarded. The submarine will be the main attraction of the Museum of Naval Glory in Kronstadt.
Ivan Papanin was a Soviet polar explorer and led the expedition that first came near the North Pole in 1937 on a drifting ice station.
Over the next few years, ROSATOM plans to lift six of the most radioactive objects in the Kara and Barents Seas.
A secret project of the U.S. military from ‘Cold War’ times and the toxic waste hidden in it could soon be a topic of discussion.
Scientists are working to recover the well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth from a lake in northern Siberia.
The mission of the weather station “Schatzgräber” had to be cancelled in 1944 because of a bizarre incident.