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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,...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the USD$45,000 prize in the Adventure with Julie competition sponsored by Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld, is blogging from an Emperor Penguin colony in Antarctica. Chris Epting and his daughter Claire are adventure cruising with SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina, aboard Quark's 24,000 horsepower Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) (Photo:...

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2010-03-01 14:20:00

A Stockholm research institute said Monday that China has started exploring how to reap economic and strategic benefits from the ice melting at the Arctic due to global warming. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said that Chinese officials have been cautious in expressing interest in the region for fear of causing alarm among the five countries bordering the Arctic. "The prospect of the Arctic being navigable during summer months, leading to both shorter...

2006-09-27 08:58:14

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States should begin construction of two new heavy-duty icebreakers, the National Research Council said Tuesday. There are currently four icebreakers in service but two of them, the Polar Sea and Polar Star, are near the end of their service lives and have experienced mechanical problems requiring extensive repair, according to the report requested by Congress. Of the four icebreakers, those are the only two designed for heavy ice, the study says, so work should...