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Fresh from the Oven March Challenge - Traditional Buttery French Croissants for Lazy Bistro Breakfasts

Cloudberries: Rubus chamaemorus is a rhizomatous herb native to alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest, producing amber-colored edible fruit similar to the raspberry or blackberry


Coldest city in the world – in pictures

A woman clamps a mitten to her face to protect it from the cold on a -53c day in 2013. In background a statue of Lenin presides over the cen...


Due to its high latitude and subarctic climate, Iceland is critically positioned at the forefront of the fight against global warming. In recent years, this tiny island nation has become a hub for int

Oymyakon in Russia is one of the coldest places on the planet. It has an extreme subarctic climate that on February 6, 1933, dropped to a temperature of −67.7 °C (−90 °F) making it a candidate for the Northern Pole of Cold (coldest place on earth). The 500 people who live there “enjoy” days ranging from from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in June thanks to its northerly position. Quite bluntly, this place is brutal. Only a certain type of person can live in a place like this: Russian.

Coldest city in the world – in pictures

Yakutsk: the coldest city in the world. A local woman enters Preobrazhensky Cathedral in a swirl of freezing mist.



The Arctic tundra supports a variety of animal species, including Arctic foxes, polar bears, gray wolves, caribou, snow geese and musk-oxen. Until recently, the tundra acted as a carbon sink and captured huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as part of photosynthesis. Today, however, as the permafrost melts and dead plant material decomposes and releases CO2, the tundra has flipped from a carbon sink to a carbon contributor.


Tromso – Your Next Favorite Winter Destination, Norway Tromso drops into a subarctic climate zone, which experiences cold winters and short mild summers. The Polar Night takes over from 21 November to 21 January. Aurora is visible from August to late April.