Within 24 hours of yesterday’s statement by Canada's Foreign Minister that his government will lay claim to the North Pole, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to boost its presence in the region to bolster its own claim to the region.
A photo shows a melt pond estimated at about a foot deep that has formed this summer at the North Pole. The image comes from a webcam set up by the North Pole Environmental Observatory that has been monitoring Arctic sea ice since the spring of 2000.
The picture of Santa Claus as a jolly, pot bellied old white man from the North Pole dominates the tradition in Europe and N. America. However, among Africans who observe the tradition, the idea of Santa as an old white man from the North Pole is unknown.
Second-graders in a suburban New York school received shocking and unwelcome news from their geography teacher, "There's no Santa Claus." School officials say they are investigating, but parents call the teacher "The Grinch who stole Christmas".
New research shows that extremely cold temperatures have stripped the Arctic atmosphere of most of its protective ozone. An Arctic ozone hole could be formed for the first time and the effects could be felt as far south as New York.
Call it an adventurous PR stunt or a wild trip tinged with education. Paul Hubner, president of Baffin, is testing his company’s boots during an arduous North Pole expedition. He explains his motivation and experiences in the ice-covered landscape.
Images sent back of active avalanches from the red planet are exciting scientists. Scientists aren't sure if this is an annual spring event or a once in a lifetime sighting. The avalanches stem from Mars' North Pole.
Last weekend, we delighted in a 24 hour concert across the world highlighting the increasing awareness of global climate change - now it is the turn of the Arctic swimmer and his attempt to swim in the Arctic, in just a pair of trunks
"t's known, ominously, as the Doomsday Vault.
But it could be the world's safety net if a global catastrophe – extreme climate change, natural disaster, even nuclear war – ever destroys the planet's food sources.
Far inside an Arctic mountain, th...
WASHINGTON (voa) - U.S. satellite observations show a continuing retreat of the North Pole ice cap, as the Arctic warms. Scientists say the shrinking ice cover feeds global warming, but is also enhanced by it in a vicious cycle. Small changes can have ...
MOSCOW (dpa) - To Russian lovers of extreme sports, the Paris-Dakar rally might seem a comfortable alternative to what they have to offer.
Once a year motoring fanatics hold a two-week race in the icy depths of Siberia to Oimyakon, where winter fros...
PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — Bad weather forced a 24-hour postponement Sunday of a potentially risky flight from Antarctica to the South Pole to evacuate an ailing American doctor working at the end of the world.
The decision was made in the face of stron..