The extreme weather in the US has got so cold that even Hell has frozen over.
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Tuesday 13 December 2011
Revelation that key scenes from Frozen Planet were filmed in a zoo has threatened one of the corporation's prized products, says Ian Burrell
Friday 21 October 2011
The popular children's writer has turned her hand to spooking adults with a polar ghost story. Pre-war London is a gloomy place to be and 28-year-old Jack Miller is poor, lonely and desperate to escape his rented room in Tooting.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Climate change is set to drive a dramatic reduction in polar bear habitats in coming decades, conservationists warned today as they called for action to help the species.
Sunday 11 September 2011
If you want a St Leger won, it seems, you must turn to the men whose specialist subject it clearly is. Masked Marvel gave trainer John Gosden his third in five years yesterday, and rider William Buick his second in a row. And, to boot, the colt recorded a course record time as he forged three lengths clear of Brown Panther through the final two furlongs.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Environmental campaigners today accused a UK oil company of "breathtaking irresponsibility" over its plans for clearing up a possible spill in the Arctic.
Monday 29 August 2011
The founders of Audley Travel, the upmarket holiday company, have appointed corporate finance advisers to sell a stake in the business that could value it at more than £100m.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Six British adventurers were "on top of the world" yesterday after they became the first team to row to the magnetic North Pole.
Friday 26 August 2011
A team of British adventurers was poised last night to become the first to row to the 1996 magnetic North Pole.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
You don't get to meet people like this very often," said Harry Wales, describing the four disabled Afghanistan veterans whose trek to the North Pole he was briefly going to join. Well, I don't, Harry, I thought... but surely it can't be that much of a rarity for you? It goes with the job really, doesn't it? All those hospital visits and hearts-and-minds tours, all those occasions when a royal handshake is assumed to be a sovereign remedy for the riot-struck and the dispossessed. It's partly what a prince is for these days. The old role, of being inaccessibly distant and more special than anyone around them, lingers on. But to it has been added the new duty of being ostentatiously less special than certain commoners. Prince Harry – regal rugger bugger and honorary squaddie – is actually quite good at this. As he said in Harry's Arctic Heroes: "I like to think I'm just one of the lads, whether I am or not."
Robert Headland: It's not totally safe, it's not inevitably a disaster – the truth lies in between
Saturday 06 August 2011
A lot of people are economical with the truth when they talk about the consequences of drilling for oil.
Thursday 14 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
Russia says it will formally submit an application to the United Nations next year to redraw the map of the Arctic, giving itself a bigger share of the resource-rich territory.
Friday 01 July 2011
Flybe has slumped to a loss in maiden annual results but said bookings had improved in recent weeks.
Friday 17 June 2011
Sir Bill Gammell, the founder of Cairn Energy, is to swap the chief executive's role for the chairman's as part a boardroom shake-up at the FTSE 100-listed oil company.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Outlook When BP and Rosneft abandoned their attempt a few weeks back to agree a tie-up that would see the two companies swap their shares and explore the Arctic Ocean together, the message was that talks would nonetheless continue. The sticking point, of course, is the position of TNK-BP, BP's existing Russian venture, because AAR, its 50/50 partner, is deeply unhappy about the Rosneft deal. BP's line on that problem was that an accommodation could still be reached with AAR, particularly without the pressure of a deadline hanging over everyone's heads.
Much-loved cartoon character returns - without Sir David Jason
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Matt Smith is set to join cast of the Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Actress to appear in second series of the hugely popular crime drama
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now