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Pytheas of Massalia: The First Greek to Reach Britain and the Arctic

Pytheas of Massalia, an ancient Greek geographer, was the first Mediterranean person to reach Great Britain and the Arctic Circle.

Climate Change: Earth’s Poles Hit by Simultaneous Heatwaves

Both of Earth's poles are experiencing unprecedented heatwaves and climate scientists around the world warn that the alarming events are a sign of the devastating effects of climate change. Antarctica, which is usually cooling down at this time of year,...

Greek Ultra Marathon Runner Crosses Arctic Circle — Twice

Greek ultra marathon runner Marios Giannakou crossed the Arctic Circle -- twice -- while competing in the 500 km (310 mile) race called the "Lapland Arctic Ultra." Upon reaching the end, Giannakou waved his Greek flag with pride. "The race was...

North Pole Experiences Dramatic Increase in Lightning

The northernmost Arctic experienced a steep increase in lightning throughout the course of 2021. Scientists say that the extreme weather at the North Pole is a clear consequence of climate change. The environmental monitoring company Vaisala detected 7,278 lightning strikes...

Rain — Not Snow — Could Become the Norm in the Arctic

A scientific study published on Tuesday predicts that rainfall will be normal in the Arctic for the next four to five decades. Rain will be so normal that it will actually be more frequent than snowfall by 2060-2070. This environmental...

Greek Man Wants to Honor the Memory of Pontians in Arctic Adventure

Adventurer Christos Vasileiadis is a Greek man who not only loves taking on challenges in the snow. He is a man with deep respect for his ancestors' history. Vasileiadis' mission is to take part in the Fjällräven International Polar Expedition...

Greek Man Completes Dubai Desert Ultramarathon

Marios Giannakou is a young runner from the city of Drama in Macedonia, Greece. His extraordinary story of perseverance, as he transformed himself from a smoker into an ultra-fit runner, can serve as an inspiration to all. He was the...