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Around the world in 80 weeks using only human power Special

A South African adventurer is planning to circumnavigate the world via both poles only using human power. This is the first time this journey has been attempted by walking, running, skiing, cycling, pedal boating and kayaking.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Polar Bears: Obama administration designates 'critical habitat'

As a result of a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, the Obama administration has designated a large portion of the Alaskan coastline as a "critical habitat" for polar bears. Oil and gas drilling will be restricted; yet, Shell Oil given green light.
In the Media by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Quest to find Amundsen

Oslo – More than eighty years after the disappearance of the explorer and polar researcher Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) Norway is launching a search to find his remains.
In the Media by Richard James

Research Provides New Evidence of Global Warming Effects

Multidisciplinary research from the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 provides new evidence of the widespread effects of global warming in the polar regions.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Footwear Exec Makes Polar Expedition to Test Boots, Highlight Global Warming

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 10 comments

Congressmen Stuck in South Pole are Coming Home

After being overly frustrated in their attempt to leave an Antarctic research base, 13 Brazilian congressmen managed to leave the freezing polar cap and are now safe and sound in Punta Arenas, Chile, set to return home soon.
In the Media by Knight Shield - 2 comments

Sea Level Fears As Nasa Tells Us Of Faster Changes

We know the polar ice caps are melting. We even understand why and how but do we actually realise how fast?
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 2 comments

Plan for biggest Arctic study ever unveiled

A thirty-four million dollar investigation involving more than 200 researchers from fourteen countries are involved in the International Polar Year program.
In the Media by soome2000 - 3 comments

Polar Bear Expedition

This linked site takes u to University of Michigan faculty and students at the School of Information in collaboration with the Bentley Historical Library created this site that provides virtual access to the largest collection of primary source and pub...
In the Media by Jishpar

Ice cowboys fined for lassoing a polar bear

Three teenagers have been fined 3,000 Danish kroner (400 euros, 530 dollars) by a Greenland court for lassoing a polar bear in a stunt they said they carried out because they were bored, the court said.
In the Media by Bob Norman - 5 comments
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