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Giant cruise ship Crystal Serenity heads to Arctic on pioneering journey

The Crystal Serenity, which set off from Seward, Alaska on August 16 with nearly 1,000 passengers, is scheduled to dock in New York on September 17. It is sailing through the Northwest Passage.

Norway Admits Arctic Migrants Actually Not 'Secret Russian Plot'

In 2015, Norway and Finland saw a dramatic spike in the number of asylum-seekers, many of whom arrived via the Arctic route through polar Russia. Many local media snatched the opportunity to blame the migrant crisis on Moscow's crafty designs. Now, Norwegian researchers have disproved this absurd thesis.

City of Arkhangelsk Commemorates 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy

The Allied Dervish Convoy anchored in the Russian port of Arkhangelsk on August 31, 1941, carrying ammunition, supplies and airplanes, much needed for the USSR’s war effort against the Nazi Wehrmacht; this year’s celebrations, hosted by the city, emphasize the strength of the unified response to Axis aggression posed by Russia, the US and the UK.

Finland Hotel Looking to Hire a Northern Lights Spotter

This has to be one of the most unique jobs I have ever heard of. The Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos in Rovaniemi, Finland recently posted a job advertisement seeking someone whose only job would be to spot the Northern Lights! Applicants...Show More Summary

Is this the coolest job in the world?Finnish hotel is looking for Northern Lights spotter (but expect the temperature to be sub-zero)

The Arctic Snow Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland is looking for a seasonal staff member to monitor Northern Lights in the region and to raise an alarm for its guests once the phenomenon appears.

Arctic Not to Become Arena of Int'l Standoff Over Resources - Security Council

According to Russian Security Council Secretary, those who predict that the Arctic will become the future arena of international standoffs over natural resources are mistaken.

'Giants of Our Time': Arctic Convoy Veterans Honored in Scotland for WW2 Bravery

"They are giants," said Consul General of the Russian Federation to Scotland, Andrei A. Pritsepov, on the Scottish veterans who survived some of the harshest winter conditions on the "Arctic Convoy" missions to bring much needed supplies to the Soviet army during World War Two.

Today's Slaves: Rented North Koreans Toil to Build Advanced Norwegian Ship

Norway aims to build some of the world's most advanced seismic ships, which will are being designed for missions in Arctic waters. However, their construction turns out to have a morbid underside, as North Korean slave labor was revealed to have been used to build the state-of the-art research vessels.

VIDEO: US Coast Guard Pivots Arctic Operations

As the cruise ship Crystal Serenity and her 1,700 passengers and crew began her maiden northerly voyage from Alaska to New York this past week, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft and Arctic Caucus co-chairman Sen. Angus King held engagements in Greenland to personally observe and better understand the changes occurring in the Arctic. Show More Summary

These are some of the coldest places on the planet to surf

“Originally, it was just the mystery of it,” Arctic Surf project founder Ben Weiland tells GrindTV. “And also the absurdity of it, because I didn’t even really realize that there were surfable waves in some of these really cold places. Show More Summary

Outdoor Retailers Love the Arctic Refuge!

Here we are at the Outdoor Retailer Show with Sutra the amazing motorized polar bear I'm back from an amazing Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City -- invigorated by everyone's Arctic Refuge passion found throughout the Giant...Show More Summary

NASA: ‘…highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent will set a new record’

From Walt Meier at NASA Goddard: This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May. The melt slowed down in June, however, making it highly unlikely that this year’s summertime sea ice minimum extent…

Public comments so far show support for 3rd GMO apple

There are 18 days remaining in the public comment period on the Arctic Fuji as Okenagan Specialty Fruits Inc. seeks permission to market its third variety of genetically modified, non-browning apple. Bioresource engineer Neal Carter,...Show More Summary

Ah, the Desolate Arctic Landscape. So Much Like Summer Television.

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Battlebots on ABC at 8:00pm ET. I know we all like to make fun of most of the shows on ABC's Thursday night line up, but I'm really missing them about now. At least Grey's Anatomy and Scandal usually line...

Obama, the first virtual reality president

The Obama White House is fond of scoring firsts: the first president on Twitter, the first one to set foot in the Arctic while in office, the first president to visit Cuba in 88 years, and so on. On Thursday, he added to the list by starring as the first president in a virtual reality film. As […]

Why Are Gray Whales Moving to the Ocean Next Door?

For the first time in thousands of years, the massive creatures of the Pacific are finding their way across the Arctic to the North Atlantic. But trouble may await them.

Tuco’s New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.   Many arctic patrol vessels,

Arctic gives clues on worst mass extinction of life

96 percent of marine species, and 70 percent of terrestrial life died off in the Permian-Triassic extinction event, as geologists know it. It is also known as The Great Dying Event for obvious reasons. "The mass extinction was likely triggered by a explosive event of volcanic eruptions in what is now Siberia. Show More Summary

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