Russia’s glossy Arctic army base on guard for enemies and bears

Beyond the Arctic circle, a futuristic complex with an equipped gym, hot water, and other amenities, serves the needs of Russia’s Arctic troops, built in recent years following Moscow’s strategic eye on the region. Built in record time on Kotelny island of the Franz Joseph Land archipelago, the romantically-named Northern Clover facility has the capacity for 250 troops, for whom a special white polar uniform has been developed.

Extreme surfing: cold feet on Arctic ice boards

It’s hard, heavy, brittle and melts away without trace. But ice is the material of choice for Inge Wegge, who sculps chunks of it and uses it for a most unlikely purpose — to make surf boards.

US thaws from Arctic deep freeze

The city of Minneapolis is still covered in snow as the brutal cold spell that paralyzed the US Midwest eases, with forecasts predicting a rapid thaw.

Images of a frozen Niagara Falls at sunrise

Images of parts of Niagara Falls solidified into frozen stillness at sunrise, as an Arctic cold hits North America.

Images of a frozen Niagara Falls at sunrise

Images of parts of Niagara Falls solidified into frozen stillness at sunrise, as an Arctic cold hits North America.

Deep freeze grips Upper Midwest

(25 Jan 2019) Arctic wave has wrapped the Upper Midwest in numbing cold, but the worst may be yet to come. (Jan. 25)

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First container ship to navigate the Arctic

Videographic showing the Arctic. A Danish vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics arrived Thursday in Saint Petersburg, becoming the first container ship to navigate the Russian Arctic.VIDEOGRAPHIC