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2011-02-09 05:25:00

A Russian-led expedition aims to make the first crossing from Russia's Arctic shore into Canada over the North Pole after a months-long voyage over precarious shifting ice flows. The expedition will serve for some of the first tests of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation technology, which is Moscow's attempt to challenge the dominant U.S. global positioning system (GPS). Russia, the U.S., Norway, Greenland and Canada share territorial claims on the Arctic.  However, recent Russian...

2010-12-09 11:16:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKYW) will fly more than 50 local children and their families aboard the annual Fantasy Flight to the "North Pole" on Saturday, December 11. This December marks the fourth year SkyWest employees have brought this heartwarming tradition to Colorado Springs children for the Junior League of Colorado Springs (JLCS) and Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD). SkyWest...

2010-12-01 11:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced and aspiring travel bloggers can write to win a USD$54,000 expedition to the North Pole from Quark Expeditions. The prize is a trip for two aboard the world's most sophisticated and powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker to the top of the world. Airfare from the winner's nearest international gateway, as well a charter flight from Helsinki, Finland, to Murmansk, Russia is also included. The competition opens at noon, eastern time,...

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2010-09-24 05:42:48

Russia's prime minister said Thursday that the Arctic Circle must remain a "zone of peace" as Russia and its polar neighbors rush to stake their claims on the region's energy-rich seabed. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said: "We think it is imperative to keep the Arctic as a zone of peace and cooperation," while speaking at the Arctic Forum in Moscow. "We all know that it is hard to live alone in the Arctic," Putin said, calling for foreign capital to take advantage of the Russian Arctic....

2010-09-07 11:28:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When Quark Expeditions 2010 Arctic expedition cruise season comes to an end September 8, preparation for its history-making 20th anniversary season begins. In 1991, the company operated two expeditions, one to the North Pole and the first ever passenger transit of the Northeast Passage. To mark the company's 20th anniversary, Quark returns to the North Pole, June 23 to July 7, 2011. The 20th anniversary vacation cruise through the Northeast Passage...

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2010-06-12 06:10:00

North America, Europe and eastern Asia could see more cold, moist and snowy winters much like the one that just passed, according to one top scientist. James Overland of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) told the AFP news agency, "Cold and snowy winters will be the rule rather than the exception." It may seem counter-intuitive, but warmer Arctic climates caused by climate change influence air pressure at the North Pole, which shifts wind patterns in such a...

2010-02-18 14:19:00

Related book signing, films, and Family Day mark Polar exploration and historic snowfall WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 19, the National Archives will open a Polar Exploration addition to the Public Vaults permanent exhibition. This major addition to the Public Vaults is based on materials donated to the National Archives including personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia of Polar explorers. These materials reveal the explorers' contributions, the...

2010-01-28 14:50:00

Special programs, films, Family Day, and more mark new addition to Public Vaults WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives celebrates Polar Exploration in February with a new feature on display in the Public Vaults permanent exhibition (beginning February 19), a book signing, films, and Family Day. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at...

2009-12-11 07:21:00

BURNABY, British Columbia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ChatWithSanta.com today announced the provisioning of LIVE broadband video access via the Internet to Santa Claus at the North Pole. Starting December 10th, 2009, Santa will be appearing on the web daily to personally take Christmas requests from children around the world. Using the latest in satellite and Internet technologies, Santa will be brought to Internet computers where he will tell stories, take phone calls, play games and...


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Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'