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Arctic Circle

Greenland and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

I recently returned from a week in Nuuk, Greenland, where I attended an interim meeting of The Arctic Circle, a representative group of national, regi...

What it's Like to Live With No Darkness for a Month

How Far From Home | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since leaving Johannesburg in March 2015, we have travelled over 86 614km. We left our comfortable lives to chase foreign and exciting experiences, and get out of our comfort zones. One of the challenges we set ourselves early on in our trip, was to live within the Arctic circle during the summer months, and say "good night" to the night for 5 weeks.

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

Arctic Leadership

Peter Neill | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The presence of human habitation, and its right to security and survival is the essential focus of the emerging Arctic consensus. There is no question that the needs of those communities will be addressed.

The Arctic Garden

Peter Neill | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

No one seemed to be asking the alternative question: Other than resource extraction, what is the true value of the Arctic?

What's Really Going On In The Arctic?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The whole thing seemed like a coded conversation about the control of inevitable exploitation of Arctic resources, justified by high-minded agreement and theoretical application to the economic, social, and cultural needs of indigenous peoples referred to often but represented there in very few numbers.

Extraordinary Portraits Of Life In The Extreme North Of The World

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

At 66° 33' 39" -- north of the equator -- there lies an imaginary line, beyond which it is almost impossible to live. Cristian Barnett has been trave...

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

Snow Safari: Seeing Polar Bears in the Wild

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Polar bears are everywhere. Everywhere, that is, but where they should be: on ice floes in the far, far North. It was time to see these big white guys in the wild before it was too late.

The Spread of Diseases in a Changing World

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Science
Ravinder Sehgal

A catchy headline will often evoke thoughts of a loss or major disaster, and we are hounded regularly by information overload that seems ever escalating in exigency. There is a lot of coverage of potential environmental disasters associated with global climate change, but are the fears justified?

On the Culture Front: Crossing the Arctic Circle in Search of the Northern Lights

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

When you travel from New York to the northern most reaches of the civilized world in February, you have a purpose.

Sweden's Ice Hotel To Sculpt 'Ice Mosque' Near Arctic Circle

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

Every year the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden sculpts a church out of pure ice and snow from the Torne River. But now an 'ice mosque' is the latest...

Russian Bears Eating Corpses

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human cor...

Thomas Friedman: The Iceman Cometh

New York Times | Thomas Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

77 degrees 45 minutes N. latitude, 51 degrees 6 minutes W. longitude Jorgen Peder Steffensen made me an offer I couldn't refuse: "If you come to Cop...