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Polar News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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.

NASA: LUNAR OUTPOST BY 2024

"NASA announced Monday it will establish an international base camp on one of the moon's poles, permanently staffing it by 2024, four years after astronauts return to the moon."

The Polar Bears are Dying

A federal report was released Wed. from the government stating "Far fewer polar bears cubs are surviving off Alaska's northern coast" but this is consistant with the other changes going on around them.
 

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