The Arctic has been in the news a lot lately. Ice in the Arctic is shrinking at a rapid pace, and some researchers believe that it might melt away completely in just a few years. Use the Web to do your own monitoring of points north.
The Arctic theme page, created by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, allows you to view frequently updated images from the area via Web Cam 3, which provides “a fish eye view showing sky and cloud cover.” Be sure to explore its gallery of older images as well.
The National Science Foundation has an overview of its research on both of the poles, the Arctic and the Antarctic.
The Arctic Studies Center hosts resources concerning the peoples and cultures of the northern region, including the Ainu, the Vikings, and the Yamal.