The rapid melting of polar ice has sent activity in the inhospitable region into overdrive as nations eye newly viable gas, deposits and shipping routes.
Two Dutch explorers studying melting Arctic sea ice have apparently drowned after falling through thin ice.
The photos depict day-to-day life at the Antarctic base camp of ill-fated explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
The Crocker Land Expedition, a largely forgotten early 20th century trek to northwest Greenland, resulted in the collection of thousands of scientific specimens and some of the first video footage from the Arctic.
Helicopters rescued a group of tourists stranded on an ice floe that broke away. Continue reading →
Six British rowers are in the midst of an adventure that is only possible because the ice is vanishing in the Arctic.