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YOU CAN BE AMONG THE FIRST TO CROSS THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE

  A little over a year ago, I described how global warming had melted the northernmost iceflows, opening up the Northwest Passage. I reported that Russian cargo ships were about to take a new sea route, located 500 miles north of the Arctic circle and less than 1200 miles from the North Pole.   How  Continue Reading »

THE NORTH POLE IS HEATING UP

Here’s a thought to keep an environmentalist awake at night: About 90 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas are likely to be north of the Arctic Circle, close to the North Pole, where Santa lives. Eighty-Four percent of this is expected to require offshore drilling. And if  Continue Reading »

HUMANS ARE STILL ATTEMPTING TO REACH THE NORTH POLE ON FOOT

Current Polar Explorers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters will have to average 13 miles a day through difficult terrain on their journey to the North Pole to reach a safe point before they run out of food and water. Amazingly, after all these years, since the Pole was first reached by explorer and physician Frederick  Continue Reading »