Arctic

a polar bear with its tongue stuck in a can

With a Can Stuck in Its Mouth, a Polar Bear Comes to People for Help

An emaciated polar bear with its tongue stuck in...

McBoycott: How Polar Explorers Brought McDonald’s to Russia

Earlier this week, McDonald's announced that it was temporarily...

Great Survival Stories: Tyson’s Wonderful Drift

The 1871-1873 Polaris expedition made it as far north...

Zara Rutherford, Round-the-World Pilot, Stuck in Russia

Nineteen-year-old Zara Rutherford's bid to become the youngest woman...
Solar flares – like this one captured by a NASA satellite orbiting the Sun – eject huge amounts of radiation. Image: NASA via Wikicommons

Solar Flare Causes Geomagnetic Storm, Aurora Expected In Northern Reaches

On Saturday, October 9, specialists at NASA's Solar Dynamics...
erik boomer and sarah mcnair-landry clyde river

Boomer, McNair-Landry Finish Epic 42-Day Baffin Adventure

Arctic breakup season, when the skin of ice covering...

Alaska Update: Denali Wraps Up

A busy and occasionally dramatic climbing season has concluded...

Polar Bear Wanders 1,000km Inland

A polar bear completed its own ultra-marathon this week,...

Canadian Arctic Expedition Reaches Resolute

Guillaume Moreau, Nicolas Roulx, and Jacob Racine have completed...

Trio Fatbike 600Km Across Iceland

They rode 95 percent of the time, but as...

Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...

1,000km Svalbard Expedition Complete

French adventurer Vincent Colliard and filmmaker Caroline Cote have...

How Greenland’s Only Woman Explorer Boated 4,000Km. With Her Young Son.

By Galya Morrell A nurse, a single Inuit mother, and...

Lake Baikal’s Skating Grandmother

In her 80th year, the Babushka of Baikal still...

A Visit to Sir John Franklin’s Sunken Ship, the Erebus

Researchers found the famous arctic explorer's ship in 2014,...

Walrus Continues Tour of British Isles

The way-off-course young walrus that turned up last week...

Greenland’s Color-Coded Houses

Visitors to Greenland often believe that the colorful houses...

Skiing 1,300km Across Sweden

Swedish couple Anna Wassdahl and Joachim Johansson are a...

Canada North to South Set to Begin

Guillaume Moreau and Nicolas Roulx are ready to begin...

New Svalbard Regulations Restrict Spring Travel

To protect wildlife and curtail a growing number of...

Floating Ships: Mirages and How They Work

Within days of each other, two images of floating...

Finally, a Way to Classify Polar Expeditions

When Colin O'Brady tried to claim the first unsupported...

The Stories That Arctic Cairns Tell

Nowadays, hikers build cairns as an "I was here"...

Great Expeditions: Dead Men Walking

The story of Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen and...

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