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Raising the Maud, Roald Amundsen's Arctic time capsule

Raising the Maud, Roald Amundsen's Arctic time capsule

In the cool, clear waters outside Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, five Norwegians are zipping about in dinghies and scuba gear, making tiny adjustments to a series of airbags they plan to strap to the hull of the Maud, Roald Amundsen's sunken ship, in the ... CBC, 2 months ago
Public Radio International

A Norwegian artist wants to raise a storied ship using some really big balloons

Even during an era of great explorers tackling the nigh impossible, the Norwegian seaman Roald Amundsen was sui generis: He discovered the fabled Northwest Passage through Canada; he led the first crew to reach the South Pole, and was the first ...
 Public Radio International1 month ago
National Snow and Ice Data Center

2015 melt season in review

The Arctic melt season has ended and sea ice extent is now increasing after reaching the fourth lowest minimum on record, on September 11. Sea ice extent in Antarctica has not yet reached its seasonal maximum. Overview of conditions Figure 1.
 National Snow and Ice Data Center2 days ago Steady decline, seasonal minimum approaching  National Snow and Ice Data Center1 month ago
Daily Caller

Arctic Sea Ice Still TOO THICK For Ships To Regularly Traverse The Northwest Passage

4732275 For years, scientists and activists have predicted the Arctic would be ice-free during the summers and winter sea ice levels would continue to decline. But what they didn't count on was sea ice remaining too thick for ships to regularly ...
 Daily Caller1 week ago Arctic openings  National Snow and Ice Data Center1 month ago
Business Insider

This man hiked to the South Pole first when blind and took steps again after becoming paralyzed — here's how he did it

Mark Pollock Mark Pollock injured hisspinal cord in 2010 after falling from a second-story window. The accidentleft him unable to move from the waist down. But Pollock, an adventurer from Northern Ireland, has recently taken his first few ...
 Business Insider1 week ago A man who's been paralyzed since 2010 told us what it was like to take steps again thanks to a revolutionary device  Business Insider Malaysia2 weeks ago
Arctic Journal

The Arctic, explained More than a sport

In our newest feature, The Arctic Journal each week explains a topic related to the region. Some you may have wondered about yourself. Others you may have never considered. Either way, we hope youll learn something new. If you have a topic youd like ...
 Arctic Journal2 weeks ago
Broadway World

Artists Rep Launches New Play Development Program

Artists Repertory Theatre names ambitious new play development program Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S). This wide-ranging program is led by Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy Luan Schooler. Artists Rep welcomes playwright Yussef El Guindi to ...
 Broadway World3 weeks ago

Partial Opening of the Northwest Passage

There was a time when the Northwest Passage was a sort of maritime Holy Grail, a route so desired and sought after, but so elusive. For most of the recorded history of North America, the Passage has been nearly impassable and often deadly. But with ...
 NASA3 weeks ago

Sir Ernest Shackleton's rare polar medals could fetch £80,000

A remarkable set of rare medals awarded to explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton for his Antarctic expeditions are up for auction. Shackleton was the most decorated polar adventurer and the set includes the Royal Geographic Society's Silver Medal, ...
 MSN UK3 weeks ago Rare medals awarded to explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton for Antarctic expeditions up for auction  NewsGrio3 weeks ago
The World

Cruising to adventure in the land of ice and polar bears

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Fram passengers gaze across a sea of ice at the edge of the polar ice cap. (Photo: Gene Sloan, USA TODAY) ABOARD THE FRAM — Standing at the bow of one of expedition cruising's ...
 The World 247.com3 weeks ago
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