Every year, the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden has to be built again. It might be minus five Celsius in the rooms made of ice and snow, but that doesn't stop the visitors from coming.
The "nearly pure ice" could be used for drinking water or producing oxygen or methane for astronauts, scientists say. They discovered the deposits using images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The Women Political Leaders Global Forum is bringing 250 female politicians from around the world to Iceland this week to discuss gender equality in politics. The island nation is considered exemplary in this area.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
Greenland, home to the world's largest permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica, is being swept by wildfires. Scientists say global warming and increased plant cover are likely factors.
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