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A team of polar researchers left London on Wednesday for northern Canada, where they will begin their journey to the Arctic to survey Arctic sea ice in hopes of gaining a better understanding about climate change in the region.
Elves at North Pole, Alaska, say they're working furiously to send Santa's replies to thousands of U.S. children who mailed him letters this season. The elves estimate they'll have sent 20,000 replies from Santa by Monday -- the U.S. Postal Service deadline that guarantees Old St.
Five years after his solo trek, Pen Hadow from Britain will return to the North Pole to determine when Arctic summer sea ice will disappear forever.
A senior commander with the United States Coast Guard said there is a risk of conflict in the Arctic if international border disputes are not resolved.
Although new evidence suggests that a long-term thawing of Arctic sea ice is currently under way, scientists withdrew previous prediction that the ice would shrink below a 2007 record low this year.
Russian explorers reached the bottom of Lake Baikal in Siberia â€” the worldâ€™s deepest lake â€” but said they fell short of breaking the record for the deepest freshwater dive.
Most of the Arctic's untapped oil and natural gas lies in waters close to Alaska, Canada and Russia's Siberian coast -- offshore areas already covered by those countries' territorial jurisdictions.
MOSCOW _ When a Russian submersible plunged to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean last year and placed a titanium Russian flag on the seabed, the gesture was meant to symbolically stake the Kremlin's claim to territory under the North Pole and whatever energy riches lay untapped there.
By Simon Calder Karen Carpenter, get out of my head. Right now, I am aboard a polar expedition vessel just 10 degrees from the North Pole. I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation, and the only tune that's whizzing around my brain is The Carpenters' 1973 hit, "Top of the World".
Many polar scientists believe that ice at the North Pole stands a good chance of completely disappearing over the course of the year. Some scientists say the ice at 90 degrees north may well have melted away by the summer.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.