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Humans live in some of the world's most extreme regions, like the Arctic and the African deserts. But how do they get enough vitamin C without fruit and vegetables? Experts were long baffled, but the answer is surprisingly simple.
Vorkuta is slowly becoming a ghost town. Every year, another 2,000 people leave this city in the Arctic. Natalia Tsvirko would like to stay. Nine years ago, she opened a beauty salon.
In Kazakhstan, Saiga antelope are experiencing a baby boom. Climate change is threatening Colombia's coffee farmers. The Russian Arctic city of Vorkuta is losing more and more inhabitants.
Oil is big business. It's an industry that employs an estimated 6 million people from Russia to Saudi Arabia to the US. But oil is a leading contributor to climate change and can lead to leaks and spills that pollute waterways and ecosystems. As the world gets more serious about shifting away from fossil fuels, the future for oil looks tenuous.
The Arctic coast in Norway is teeming with king crabs. These invaders are a welcome source of money for the local fishermen, but environmentalists and scientists are alarmed.
Research teams aboard the ship Polarstern spent a year examining the effects of climate change and have now finished analyzing their results. They found that temperatures have warmed so much that the world could be near a tipping point.
Fort Yukon in Alaska is one of the most remote villages in the world, and people here are also afraid of Coronavirus. But now that vaccinations are being carried out, scattered families are difficult to reach.
Salla, the coldest town in Finland, is bidding to host the Summer Olympics in order to protest against climate change. Because even there, residents can feel its effects.
Arctic surfing in the Lofoten Islands. 106-year-old Parisian pianist Colette Maze is young at heart and Stephen West is helping to get men interested in knitting.
The Lofoten Islands in northern Norway are a destination for extreme surfers who don’t mind the icy waters. The sea reaches a depth of 500 meters along the coast creating waves several meters tall.
Russian scientists are on a research expedition to assess the effects of climate change on Arctic wildlife. A particular focus is on polar bears, who are among the animals most vulnerable to global warming.
Norway's Arctic coast is plagued by animal invaders: King crabs. A source of ready money for fishermen, but environmental activists fear for the coastal ecosystem as a whole.
Noah, a severely disabled boy, paints backgrounds to which artists from around the world add their designs. Plus: Norway's Arctic coast is plagued by animal invaders: King crabs.
With China and Russia building up their military presence in the Arctic, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told DW melting ice could heat up geopolitical tensions.
There is growing big-power rivalry over the Arctic’s massive reserves of valuable natural resources. But at what price? Guests: Michael Paul (security expert), Stefan Rahmstorf (climatologist), Irina Filatova (DW's Russian desk)
There is growing big-power rivalry over the Arctic's massive reserves of valuable natural resources. But at what price? Our guests: Michael Paul (security expert), Stefan Rahmstorf (climatologist), Irina Filatova (DW's Russian desk)
Who owns the land of the reindeer? The indigenous Sami people? Or all Swedish people? The decision of the country’s top court to award exclusive hunting and fishing rights to Sami in one 19-mile strip of land has prompted an outcry.
Norway's Arctic coast is plagued by animal invaders: king crabs. While the delicacy is a source of ready money for fishermen, environmental activists fear for the coastal ecosystem as a whole.
Two film crews explore the spectacular wilderness of the Arctic. The people who live there face dramatic changes. Part two takes viewers from East Greenland to Alaska.
As the mercury plunges and the days get shorter, plant and animal species are switching to winter mode. From hibernating to hoarding, here's how they stay alive when food is scarce and habitats freeze over.
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