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.
Several avalanches, some of them large, have occurred in and around Longyearbyen and the authorities have not yet given the all-clear.
Indigenous peoples on the Taimyr Peninsula will receive new funding to preserve their culture. 28 different projects in the Russian Arctic benefit from the grants.
The Norwegian Ministry of Justice has appointed a new governor for Svalbard, 56-year-old Lars Fause, effective as of July 1, 2021.
The book “Meine Welt schmilzt” by Line Nagell Ylvisäker vividly describes the effects of climate change and has also touched guest author Stefan Leimer.
Arctic Winter Games organizers reported that the next edition will now take place in early 2023. A postponement occurred because of Covid-19.
A fire on the Australian Antarctic supply ship MPV Everest has crippled one of its two engine rooms, in the middle of the ship’s voyage home.
Satellite communications company OneWeb has confirmed the successful launch of all 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter planned to host the 2026 World Cup in Antarctica. This was reported by PADDYPOWER NEWS.
Hurtigruten Svalbard sells its properties on Svalbard to the state-owned company Store Norske and simultaneously leases itself in.
Nybyen, the back part of Longyearbyen, is threatened by avalanches and has been partially evacuated by the authorities.
In Longyearbyen, the only supermarket is undergoing a renovation and will offer a massively enlarged assortment.
The long-awaited volcanic eruption in southwest Iceland has now become a reality.
A walrus that turned up on the Irish coast just before Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day, has caused a big media stir.
Authorities report increased die-offs of yellow-eyed penguins and a decline in little penguins in parts of New Zealand.
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.
A Sysselman-imposed closure of several fjord areas on Svalbard has drawn fierce criticism from local tour operators and residents.
Fairbanks is home to the Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpture competitions and exhibitions in the world. These take place in February and March.
An unspecified number of tourists have to be quarantined in Svalbard because they have been in contact with a COVID infected person.
Due to climate change, temperatures are also rising in Greenland. The country is facing great changes. Residents dream of flourishing gardens and farms.
The local government of Semersooq, which includes the Greenlandic capital Nuuk, places humpback whales under protection in its fjord.
The small town of Nikel, in the far northwest of Russia suffered greatly from air pollution from the local nickel smelter. This has now been closed.
A polar bear attacked and injured a man in the east of the main island of Sptsbergen, and the bear was shot.