Melting glaciers are opening new doors in Switzerland's changing Alpine landscape. This week, we explore how an irreplaceable loss for the environment can prove to be an unexpected gain for the economy.
We head to Greenland, where cruise passengers are learning about the island's fragile environment thanks to one-day expeditions. Then we go to Mozambique, where we meet up with some of the worlds' best kitesurfers and find out how they fit in with the local population.
This week we travel inside the Arctic Circle to Kautokeino, Norway, home of the Sami people. Once taboo, traditional Sami medicinal techniques have recently been gaining in popularity. We speak to helpers and their patients to see what these ancient healing methods have to offer the rest of the world. Staying in Norway, we look at a recent study conducted by the National Centre for Epilepsy which confirms the link between the disorder and other psychiatric problems, such as ADD and depression.
Greenhouse gases appear to be responsible for the reversal of a cooling trend in the Arctic that started 8,000 years ago. Temperatures for four of the last five decades were among the highest on record, causing a worrying rise in sea levels.
The 15-strong crew of the cargo ship Arctic Sea, along eight suspected hijackers, have arrived in Cape Verde after being rescued by a Russian warship on August 17. Russia has taken over the investigation of the mysterious hijacking.
The missing cargo ship Arctic Sea was discovered off the coast of Cape Verde on Monday by Russian warships. Russia's defence minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, said all members of the crew have been transferred to a Russian ship.
The potentially resource-rich island of Greenland marked its national day, and the beginning of a new era of self-rule, after 300 years under Danish control. 75 percent of voters approved the change in a referendum vote last November.
The Geological Survey of Canada has published, for the first time, 1,222 comprehensive maps of the Arctic, detailing geological resources - a work that aims to help solve territorial problems linked to natural resources exploitation.