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Below luminous ice in far northern Quebec, a bounty of mussels

For eight months a year, the flat bay around the village of Kangiqsujuaq in far northern Quebec freezes beneath a white expanse of ice and snow, leaving ravens and foxes as rare signs of life, along with Inuit and their dogs.

Meet the Russian autocrat who made the U.S. an Arctic nation

U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia 150 years ago, a move made the United States an Arctic nation. Meet the tsar on the other side of that historic deal.

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