arctic circle

climate change

The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'

The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
Tech news

'Unprecedented' Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June

More than 100 wildfires in the Arctic Circle released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in June. They're still burning.
Madeleine Gregory
7.4.19
nuclear power plant

Russia Is About to Tow its “Floating Chernobyl” Through the Arctic Circle

The plant’s two reactors sit atop a nearly 500-foot platform, which will be pulled by tugboats through the Northern Sea Route
Alex Lubben
7.1.19
wildfires

The Arctic is on fire, and you can see it from space

More than 50 wildfires are burning in parts of Sweden inside the Arctic Circle, according to the European Space Agency.
Alex Lubben
7.20.18
GLOBAL WARMING

Arctic temperatures are so high they’re shocking scientists

Meanwhile, it's snowing in Rome.
David Gilbert
2.27.18
landmarks

A Giant Concrete Orb in Northern Iceland Moves With the Arctic Circle

It’s on the remote island of Grímsey in Iceland.
Kate Lunau
10.2.17
Norway

Arctic Circle Gonads Got Me High

Also known as "crow's balls" by locals in Northern Norway, these urchins are hand picked in the deep, frigid waters off the coast of a small town called Bodø.
Esben Holmboe Bang
9.20.17
earth

These Scientists Say the US Should Ban Offshore Arctic Drilling Forever

The Obama Administration recently restricted all offshore Arctic drilling till at least 2022, but some scientists think it should never happen.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
Drift Currents

This Is Where 1 Million Paddle Strokes Gets a Climate Reporter in a Canoe

Hint: Very, very far north.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
9.14.16
environment

Could more deadly dangers like 'Zombie Anthrax' lie beneath the Arctic Circle's melting ice?

The thawing permafrost could unleash bacteria from a deadly smallpox epidemic in northeastern Siberia, and Cold War-era radioactive material under Greenland's ice sheet.
Tess Owen
8.16.16
seafood

This Reclusive Sea Urchin Diver Throws a Great Dinner Party

Roddie Sloane lives in Norway, harvesting sea urchins and clams by hand for some of the world’s best chefs. I went along to his recent Midsummer dinner, held at St. John Maltby in London.
Steven Lamb
7.23.16
Film

Aurora Borealis Timelapse Gets a Stunning Kaleidoscopic Makeover

Photographic artist Alexis Coram puts a psychedelic spin on her gorgeous 'Technicolour Alaska' Northern Lights footage.
Emerson Rosenthal
1.29.15
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