Exploding pingos found in Russia!

Exploding pingos found in Russia!

Earlier this summer new craters were formed on the tundra of the Yamal peninsula in Siberia due to methane gas explosions. When permafrost melts it releases methane – a greenhouse gas – that has been trapped under the surface for many years. Aleksandr...
Melting permafrost like Swiss cheese

Melting permafrost like Swiss cheese

There have been concerns about melting permafrost and the amount of greenhouse gases that this releases in the Arctic for some years but there has also been a lack of data to show how worried we should really be. But a new study released today adds to the evidence...
Thank you Festival of Nature!

Thank you Festival of Nature!

Thanks Festival of Nature! We had so much fun over the whole weekend being mad scientists, collecting all the fab kids questions on our giant polar bear, being amazed by everyone’s knowledge and interest in Arctic animals and puzzles, sharing stories and...

Northabout open days – a taste of life as an Arctic Explorer! During British Science Week, on Saturdays 11 and 18 March, Northabout was open to visitors at her berth in Portishead Marina. The open days were a rare opportunity to set foot aboard this Arctic...