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Greeting the New Year in Earth’s Northernmost Settlement Click Here to Open in a New Window
In Svalbard, above the Arctic Circle, you can’t be born and you can’t be buried, but you can find renewal in the dark of winter.
200 Reindeer Starved to Death. Experts Call It a Sign of Climate Change. Click Here to Open in a New Window
Scientists surveying reindeer populations in Norway said the deaths occurred on iced pastures in the Arctic, a result of global warming’s effect on a vulnerable ecosystem.
An Arctic Fox’s Epic Journey: Norway to Canada in 76 Days Click Here to Open in a New Window
The animal amazed researchers by trekking more than 2,175 miles across continents, including a stunning run across sea ice.
Perhaps Santa Had to Shout to His Eight Reindeer Because They Fell Asleep Click Here to Open in a New Window
A small study suggests the body clocks of the reindeer said to pull Mr. Claus’s sleigh swing wildly through the seasons, bringing near-hibernation in winter.
Stranded on Norwegian Island, Rowers End Their Arctic Mission Click Here to Open in a New Window
A team of international rowers set records on a journey to the Arctic ice shelf, but poor weather conditions set in on their way back to Norway.
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.





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