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In Hot Pursuit of Ice and Cold Click Here to Open in a New Window
In paintings and photographs, an artist captures the incomparable blues and greens of an Arctic landscape.
Solar Eclipse Videos Across the Globe Click Here to Open in a New Window
Time-lapse videos from space, above Svalbard, Norway, and over the Faroe Islands captured a solar eclipse early Friday morning.
A Rare Arctic Land Sale Stokes Worry in Norway Click Here to Open in a New Window
A Chinese businessman with deep pockets is looking to buy land in Norway, creating a frenzy of speculation about moves by China to gain a permanent foothold in the Arctic.
A Harsh Climate Calls for Banishment of the Needy Click Here to Open in a New Window
While the rest of Norway has generous welfare programs, in the frigid territory of Svalbard, unemployment and homelessness are illegal, which officials say reduces crime.
Ukrainians Find Jobs and a Slice of Russia in Arctic Norway Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tumult in Ukraine has ensured that there is no shortage of labor on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island where a Russian company mines coal and Moscow heavily subsidizes aspects of daily life.
Norway’s New Photographic Landscape Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Norwegian Journal of Photography hopes to encourage new and established photographers as they pursue projects that cross the lines between documentary and art.
Arctic Waters Warmer Than in 2,000 Years Click Here to Open in a New Window
Water flowing from the North Atlantic into the Arctic Ocean is warmer today than at any time in the past 2,000 years, a new study shows.
Five Destinations for Solitude Seekers Click Here to Open in a New Window
Want to be alone? You could do worse than to head to these far corners of the globe.





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