Latest North Pole Stories
A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite.
By Natasha Derrick, The State, Columbia, S.C. Mar. 9--Every year the arctic tern migrates 22,000 miles from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica -- from the North Pole to the South Pole. But visitors at EdVenture won't have to go that far to learn about its habitat.
Nearly 100 years after explorers first reached the North and South Poles, Norwegian Boerge Ousland believes he too has etched his name into polar exploration's Hall of Fame.
Earth's north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might lose its spectacular Northern Lights in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday.
Lonnie Dupre decided to risk his life after a glacier went missing. The Minnesota explorer was on a kayaking expedition around Greenland four years ago when his two-man team prepared to navigate around a glacier shown on their 1982 map. But when they paddled into a fjord where the glacier was supposed to be, they found only ice remnants on the side of a mountain.
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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