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The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, News, California, Animals, Africa, US, Trends, Uganda, Wildlife, Alaska, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Natural History Museum, Virunga, Svalbard


2020 – A Year of Travel In 100 Black and White Photographs

Every year I post 100 of my favorite photos from the year’s travels.  It goes without saying that 2020 wasn’t exactly conducive to travel on the scale of previous years. I’ve actively taken a conservative approach to movement, and focused on best practices. This has meant that most of my time spent photographing in 2020 focused on Denmark. However, during July Governmental guidance created a “Green” corridor for approved travel and freedom of movement within Denmark, Norway and Svalbard. It was...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Instagram, Russia, Black And White, Arctic, Sony, Denmark, Norway, Copenhagen, Svalbard, Aarhus, Tamron, Tromso, Senja, Barentsburg


New to Stream: Acorn TV’s May 2021 Lineup!

Acorn TV has announced its upcoming lineup for the month of May showcasing a slate of addictive new and returning series on AMC Networks’ streamer specializing in British and international television. This month’s premieres include the Acorn TV Original mystery drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman as a restaurant owner and private detective who investigates murders around her picturesque seaside town, as well as the suspense thriller The Drowning, Blinded — Those Who Kill, series 3 of...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Toronto, Earth, Bbc, Action, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Mystery


Turning 36 – Reflections on Success, Travel, Generalism and Relationships

Whelp. That was a year. As I re-read last year’s birthday blog post, I get goosebumps. Published on March 31st, a few days after my birthday, the company where I work had just announced a three months 20% salary reduction/one day a week furlough. COVID cases were skyrocketing. I had just jumped on an early flight back from London a few days earlier, cutting a business trip short, and was still pondering if I’d been exposed to COVID during my December visit to the Anhui, Fujian, and Hunan provin...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, London, Mexico, Southeast Asia, US, Birthday, David, Italy, Arizona, Oman, Denmark, Zambia


2020 – A Year of Travel In 100 Color Photographs

Every year I post 100 of my favorite photos from the year’s travels.  It goes without saying that 2020 wasn’t exactly conducive to travel on the scale of previous years. I’ve actively taken a conservative approach to movement, and focused on best practices. This has meant that most of my time spent photographing in 2020 focused on Denmark. However, during July Governmental guidance created a “Green” corridor for approved travel and freedom of movement within Denmark, Norway and Svalbard. It was...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Photography, Instagram, Arctic, Sony, Denmark, Norway, Glaciers, Travel Photography, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Arctic Circle, Sunset, Landscape Photography


Russian bombers flew over the Arctic as US B-1B bombers prepare to deploy to the same area

A Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bomber over the Red Square during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9, 2015. RIA Novosti/REUTERS Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers performed a mission over the neutral waters of the Barents, Greenland, and Norwegian seas. That's the same region where US B-1 Lancer bombers are going to operate in a couple of weeks, reaffirming the strategic value of the Arctic and Scandinavia. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russi...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Isil, Russia, US, Trends, Syria, South Dakota, Arctic, Moscow, Raf, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Pacific Ocean


22 discoveries this year changed our understanding of how animals communicate, compete, and defend themselves

elbud/Shuttershock As scientists researched the evolution and behavior of animal species over the last year, our understanding of how many creatures communicate, compete, and defend themselves has changed. New discoveries offered eye-raising insights into the behavior of sharks, penguins, dogs, and insects, among other species. Researchers discovered this year, for example, that platypuses glow in the dark.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even amid a pandemic, scient...
Tags: Science, News, Dogs, Australia, Animals, Massachusetts, Environment, West Virginia, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Discoveries, Canada, Atlantic, Maine, Arctic


Emails from the edge: Svalbard's polar bears are sending messages to scientists

Researchers say polar bears are resilient creatures. But shrinking sea ice caused by climate change is one obstacle they cannot overcome.
Tags: Europe, News, Svalbard


Emails from the edge: Svalbard's polar bears are sending messages to scientists

Researchers say polar bears are resilient creatures. But shrinking sea ice caused by climate change is one obstacle they cannot overcome.
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Snowbrains.com Podcast

I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing Mile Clark of Snowbrains.com for many years and on many continents. I think we first met in Antarctica and have since crossed paths in Svalbard and back in the States. At one point we got to share a tiny three bunk cabin in the aft of a sailboat in the Arctic for a week or so, which is a great way to really get to know someone. Miles has done an amazing job of building up Snowbrains.com and recently started putting together a podcast series. We talked...
Tags: Podcast, Sport, Skiing, Arctic, Antarctica, States, Svalbard, Random, Miles, Miles Clark, Andrew McLean, Snowbrains.com, Mile Clark


Stream The Singaporean Screamo Band NAEDR’s Intense Debut Album Past Is Prologue

The screamo rebirth rolls on. Right now, bands from all over the planet are taking inspiration from the basement tantrums of the late ’90s, and the genre is as healthy as it’s ever been. Thus far this year, we’ve heard great albums from bands like Japan’s Envy, Virginia’s Infant Island, the UK’s Svalbard, and New York’s Stay Inside. We’ve still got Respire and Portrayal Of Guilt on deck, too. And now NAEDR, a band from Singapore, have stepped up in a big way on their full-length debut Past Is Pr...
Tags: Music, Japan, UK, New York, Virginia, Singapore, Svalbard, New Music, NAEDR


It's Way Too Hot in the Arctic Right Now

Svalbard, Norway, is home to the world’s doomsday seed vault because it’s so cold. But the climate crisis is changing that calculation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Arctic, Svalbard, Svalbard Norway, Heat Wave, Ice Ice Maybe, Arctic Right Now


OREO built an asteroid-proof Oreo bunker in the Arctic

From a press release that just landed in my inbox: As you may know, NASA has reported that Asteroid 2018VP1 is headed toward Earth's atmosphere on November 2. Although there's virtually no chance (0.41% to be exact) of it threatening our beloved cookie when it passes by, OREO isn't risking a future without the world's favorite cookie… Enter the Global OREO Vault. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, Arctic, Asteroids, Oreo, Svalbard, Oreos, Apocalyptic Visions, Doomsday, Svalbard Seed Vault, Arctic Circle Problems, Apocalypse Pretty Soon, Arctic Bunker


Bear Attacks & 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Tw...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Wales, Montana, US, Department Of Defense, West, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Connecticut, Arizona, Army, 22


Bear Attacks and 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Tw...
Tags: Florida, New York, Guns, Wales, Montana, Department Of Defense, West, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Connecticut, Arizona, Army, 22, Ohio


The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet

Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-September. This year it measures just 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square kilometers) – the second-lowest value in the 42 years since satellites began taking measurements. The ice today covers only 50% of the area it covered 40 years ago in late summer.As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shown, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are higher than at any time in human history. The last time ...
Tags: News, California, Russia, Earth, Canada, Alaska, Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, Gulf Coast, North America, Seattle, Central Valley, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Svalbard


Stream Svalbard’s Phenomenal New Album When I Die, Will I Get Better?

In a way, it's remarkable that we're getting to hear the UK band Svalbard's new album When I Die, Will I Get Better? at all. A few weeks ago, two different women came forward to accuse Alex Fitzpatrick, founder of the UK label Holy Roar Records, of things like rape, sexual harassment, and … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Svalbard, Alex Fitzpatrick, Holy Roar Records


Holy Roar Records Founder Resigns, Denies Rape Allegations

A mass exodus from the UK-based punk/metal/indie label Holy Roar Records has begun in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against founder Alex Fitzpatrick. That exodus includes Fitzpatrick himself, who has resigned from the company while denying the allegations against him. More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Svalbard, Portals, Fitzpatrick, Ithaca, Alex Fitzpatrick, Talons, Møl, Holy Roar Records, Slow Crush, Respire, Renounced


Rolo Tomassi Leave Holy Roar Records, Citing Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Label Founder

The Sheffield mathcore band Rolo Tomassi announced on Twitter this morning that they "have ended their relationship" with Holy Roar Records, their label, because of rape and sexual abuse allegations against label founder Alex Fitzpatrick. Holy Roar released Rolo Tomassi's last two albums, 2015's Grievances and 2018's Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It. More »
Tags: Music, News, Svalbard, Ithaca, Alex Fitzpatrick, Rolo Tomassi, Holy Roar Records, Respire, Alex Fitzpatrick Holy Roar


Polar bear kills man at campsite on Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard

Foreign visitor was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital in LongyearbyenA man has died after being attacked by a polar bear at a campsite near Longyearbyen in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago.The man, identified only as a foreign visitor, was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Animals, World news, Animal Welfare, Arctic, Norway, Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Arctic Svalbard, LongyearbyenA


Norway oil drilling expands to Svalbard

Norway is expanding oil drilling operations farther north into the Arctic. Environmentalists are concerned about the fragile Arctic ecosystem, and campaigners worry relations with Russia will deteriorate as Norway pushes the limits of the Svalbard treaty. The Svalbard archipelago is northwest of Norway, east of Greenland and south of the North Pole. In addition to the 2,667 people who lived in Svalbard as of 2016, polar bears, Svalbard reindeer and Arctic foxes make their home in the remote and ...
Tags: Design, Russia, Paris, Arctic, Norway, Greenland, Ucl, Svalbard, Trump, Ilan Kelman, Kelman, Agder University, WWF Greenpeace, Earth Norway


Norway plans to drill for oil in untouched Arctic areas

Critics say plan for fields off Svalbard threatens ecosystem and relations with RussiaNorway is planning to expand oil drilling in previously untouched areas of the Arctic, a move campaigners say threatens the fragile ecosystem and could spark a military standoff with Russia.A public consultation on the opening up of nine new Norwegian oilfields closed on Wednesday. The areas in question are much further north in the Arctic than the concessions the US president, Donald Trump, announced for Alask...
Tags: Russia, US, Alaska, Arctic, Norway, Donald Trump, Svalbard


Silversea Expedition Itineraries 2021/2022

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CATALOG Silversea Expedition Itineraries 2021/2022 Silversea Cruises reveals their Silversea Expedition Itineraries for 2021/2022 . We have been swamped this year, rebooking our client’s ocean, river, and expedition cruises. One of the most popular questions our clients have asked is, “where are you guys planning to travel when COVID-19 is behind us”? We have several options on the table.  However, one experience that is in our top five is an expedition cruise. And, if the...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, Southeast Asia, Alaska, Falkland Islands, Arctic, Antarctica, South America, West Coast, Santa Fe, Galapagos Islands, Zodiac, Galapagos, Silversea, Svalbard


Svalbard – “Listen To Someone”

The Bristol band Svalbard make a towering, beautiful, pummeling sound that doesn't really fit into any particular genre. They pull from hardcore, from shoegaze, from post-rock, and from black metal, and they transform all of it into a majestic, cathartic blur. Next month, the band is coming back with a new album called When I … More »
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Norwegian cruise ship

By JAN M. OLSEN | Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people on the MS Roald Amundsen who tested positive have been admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsoe, north of the Arctic...
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Norwegian cruise ship, could spread along coast

By JAN M. OLSEN | Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people on the MS Roald Amundsen who tested positive have been admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsoe, north of the Arctic...
Tags: Japan, Milan, News, Germany, Sport, World news, Ap, Rome, Soccer, Philippines, Italy, Arctic, Norway, Carnival, Arctic Circle, Cabinet


Arctic expedition cruise ship hit by Covid-19 outbreak

A Covid-19 outbreak has hit an Arctic cruise ship, forcing hundreds of passengers into quarantine. Thirty-six crew members of the ship, which is operated by the first firm to resume international cruises in the wake of the pandemic, have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said over the weekend. Arriving at the northern Norwegian port of Tromso from the archipelago of Svalbard, the crew of the MS Roald Amundsen was quarantined on board the ship on Friday after four staff members tested po...
Tags: News, Norway, Hurtigruten, Svalbard, Tromso, Roald Amundsen, France Norway, Jakobsen, COVID


It's Not Just Siberia as Record Heat Spreads Across the Arctic

Siberia has been hot and on fire. Perhaps you’ve heard? The relentless heat that’s buffeted the region has decided to expand to other parts of the Arctic, from Norway to Canada, with high-temperature records breaking over the weekend.
Tags: Science, Canada, Arctic, Siberia, Norway, Svalbard, Heat Wave, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


A time capsule of computer code is buried deep in the Arctic

Buried underground near the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the Arctic World Archive safeguarding humanity's books, documents, and data.The Archive includes the massive GitHub library of software code behind the world's open-source applications.Information in the vault is stored on special media said to be durable for 1,000 years. For a place that's so cold, Norway's Svalbard archipelago is downright hot when it comes to safeguarding some of humanity's most precious stuff. We've written before ab...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Future, Data, Library, Computers, Innovation, Arctic, Brazil, Noaa, Norway, Open-source, Rembrandt, Github, Munch, Svalbard


Imagine surviving WW3, rebuilding computers, opening up GitHub's underground vault just to relive JavaScript

We've heard of a code freeze but this is ridiculous: Microsoft finishes burying repos in Norwegian archipelago. Microsoft's GitHub on Thursday said that earlier this month it successfully deposited a snapshot of recently active GitHub public code repositories to an underground vault on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.…
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Svalbard