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Society

Hybrid Norwegian cruise ship to sail through the Northwest Passage

A Norwegian cruise ship named after one of the country’s most famous polar explorers, Roald Amundsen, who became the first European to sail through the Northwest Passage, is set to become the first hybrid vessel to sail through the famed» 

Society

Search for missing German pop star called off

Search and rescue teams have called off “an exhaustive air and marine search” for a former German TV star and singer who may have gone overboard in the frigid North Atlantic waters off Newfoundland on Sunday, Canadian officials announced Monday. With» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

Arctic Tourism: “See it before it’s gone”

Until fairly recently, distance and conditions had greatly limited tourism to  the Arctic. In recent years that has been changing, but is it a good thing or not? Alison Gill (PhD), Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Luxury cruise ship heads to Arctic, but no environmental review

The search for the fabled Northwest Passage had cost the lives of many a European explorer whose ships became frozen and crushed by the bitter Arctic ice. Now with climate change, it seems sailing the passage through the Arctic archipelago» 

Environment, Society

Luxury cruise ship sets sail for Northwest Passage

Nearly a century after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his crew of six sailed the Northwest Passage on his 47-ton sloop Gjöa, a 68,000-ton luxury cruise ship is setting sail from Alaska today to become the largest cruise liner to ever navigate through»