Apart from the minerals including copious reserves of oil and gas, the Arctic is also opening new and cheaper shipping routes.
Antarctic waters are protected by stringent regulations even though no cargo moves through the turbulent southern waters. But for the Arctic, the rules have been looser.
Walrus haulouts have traditionally been located on drifting sea ice or on Arctic islands, scientists say.
Observations revealed the nearly complete elimination of ozone in a four-mile-high column of the stratosphere over the South Pole.
Greenland is a semi-autonomous part of the Kingdom of Denmark and Copenhagen runs the island's defence through its Joint Arctic Command.
The exhibition will look at the circumpolar region, revealing how Arctic Peoples have adapted to climate variability in the past and meet the challenges of global climate change today.
The grizzled 55-year-old is now ice navigator on board a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic.
Mya-Rose Craig , from southwest England, is known as 'Birdgirl' online, where her blog chronicling her bird-watching experiences has attracted thousands of followers.
We should be very concerned about what appears to be progressive disintegration at the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf, said GEUS professor Jason Box.
There are certain regions on earth where the sun rises at midnight. Located above the Arctic Circle, these places are referred to as the ‘Lands of the Midnight Sun’.