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NASA researchers have observed ice retreat in East Antarctica — a region they believed was stable. As the Trump administration tries to undermine the COP 24 climate talks in Poland, new U.S. government data shows that ice melt at both of the planet's poles—driven by rising air and ocean temperatures resulting from human-caused global warming—is worse than previously thought.The latest annual Arctic Report Card from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that over the past three decades, a "stunning" 95 percent of northern region's the oldest, thickest ice has disappeared.Wow. New numbers show that 95% of the oldest, thickest ice in the Arctic is now gone.https://t.co/eVeoEG9Hcg— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) December 11, 2018As the Washington Post reported:The finding suggests that the sea at the top of the world has already morphed into a new and very different state, with major implications not only for creatures such as walruses and polar...
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2 days ago
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks jury is hearing testimony in the trial of a North Pole man charged with killing his 4-year-old son. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 31-year-old Christopher Sadowski is charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Sadowski Jr. The boy died in May 2015. Alaska State Trooper […]
4 days ago
Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has no intention of abandoning its adventurous tours to the North Pole, especially since cruise tickets for the entire 2019 season have been snapped up. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 days ago
More than 200 red-suited revelers packed the streets Saturday for this year’s SantaCon parade and pub crawl, which kicked off at 10 a.m. a block from Macy’s amid a North Pole-like blast of cold. Christmas-costume crowds shrugged off the arctic chill to celebrate the event’s 20th’s anniversary in New York. “We haven’t done anything but...
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6 days ago
If the festive feel of the holidays has you dreaming of an apropos getaway, the good news is there’s no shortage of utterly charming Christmas towns sprinkled across the United States. From North Pole in Alaska and Taos in New Mexico to Bethlehem in Pennsylvania and Duluth in Minnesota, the best Christmas spots have lights,...
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1 week ago
As winter descends on the Northern Hemisphere like so many dinner guests upon a plate of latkes, it's a fine time to start dreaming of warmer climes.
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It’s a day that gives Santa Claus a bad name and makes New Yorkers want to flee to the North Pole. Consider yourself warned, for this coming Saturday brings the 20th anniversary of the apocalypse that is SantaCon: an all-day (and night) pub crawl where revelers, dressed as bedraggled Saint Nicks, stumble and vomit their...
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View From the Top We don’t have any actual images of the Sun’s north pole, but that’s doesn’t mean we can’t figure out what it looks like. On Monday, a team from the European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of what they believe the Sun would look like if we viewed it from above its north […] The post We’ve Never Seen the Sun’s North Pole, so Scientists Simulated It appeared first on Futurism.
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Santa Claus is coming to town Google. Google has just rolled out a slew of new games and features to its Santa's Village holiday page, including a location-based "Santa Tracker" that follows Santa  as he travels around the world delivering presents on Christmas Eve. You'll also find new holiday commands for Google Assistant and brand new educational games. The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant announced its latest interactive Christmas-themed web portal on Tuesday with a message on its homepage as well as an official blog update from VP of product for Santa's Village and Santa Tracker, Mrs. Claus. Read more...More about Google, Christmas, Holiday, Santa Tracker, and Tech
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Scientists at the European Space Agency have stitched together images to create an artificial photo of what they believe the sun’s poles look like. Satellite missions to the sun have almost always focused on the equator region. The Ulysses spacecraft — which was retired in 2009 — flew over the poles in 1994 and 1995...
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Today, may we recommend a visit to the north pole of the sun? Even with satellite footage, our view of the sun is pretty much limited to the solar disc — the circular profile of the sun that we can see plainly from Earth. The northern and southern poles of our closest star have never been directly observed, but scientists at the European Space Agency have made a habit of creating daily composite images of the sun's north pole using some clever time-lapse photography.
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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Police shot and kllled a man in Ogden, Utah, who they say was suspected of kidnapping a woman. The Deseret News said the Friday night shooting occurred near Ogden’s Christmas Village that features live entertainment and cottages designed to resemble Santa’s village at the North Pole. Police Chief Randy Watt says […]
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An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list. The three-minute advert beckoning travelers with a Christmas greeting from "the nicest place on earth" sees Santa accidentally emailing his 2018 list of naughty children to a student in New Zealand named Elvis Anderson instead of his elves at the North Pole.
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1 week ago
An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on Santa's "naughty" list. The three-minute advert beckoning travelers with a Christmas greeting from "the nicest place on earth" sees Santa accidentally emailing his 2018 list of naughty children to a student in New Zealand named Elvis Anderson instead of his elves at the North Pole.
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2 weeks ago
Coronado, with its beautiful beaches and delightful village center, is a fine spot to spend a weekend almost any time of the year, but my husband and I chose fall when the air is a bit crisper and the crowds a bit sparser. We had a fine time in October, but if you can manage to get away in December,...
2 weeks ago
NORTH POLE, Alaska (AP) — A 34-year-old North Pole woman died when her pickup flipped into a slough northwest of the city. Alaska State Troopers Crystal Kmiec died late Saturday night. Troopers took a call on the crash just before midnight. Officers determined that Kmiec’s pickup left the roadway, overturned, entered a slough and became […]
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3 weeks ago
You might think you're clever but could you answer the brainteaser interview question that Elon Musk has used to screen potential employees? To gauge responses to Musk's riddle, CNBC Make It recently took the question to the streets of Manhattan , stumping nearly everyone we asked. The astrophysicist, of course, gave us the correct answer: The North Pole.
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November 5th, 2018
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man died when his pickup left a roadway and struck trees east of North Pole. Alaska State Troopers say 33-year-old Bryce Benson died Sunday night. Troopers say Benson just before 11 p.m. was driving at a high rate of speed and lost control on ice. The truck left the […]
October 31st, 2018
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has issued its first air quality alert for the North Pole area after the role was stripped from the borough earlier this month. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the alert from the state Department of Environmental Conservation states that air quality in the North Pole area will be moderate with […]
October 27th, 2018
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake has shaken several communities in Alaska’s interior region, but no damage has been reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit at about 9 a.m. Saturday approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) from the village of Tanana. It was felt by residents in Fairbanks, North Pole, Healy […]
October 21st, 2018
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A North Pole woman convicted of pointing a BB gun toward a man and his daughters during a road rage incident will not serve time in jail. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 49-year-old Betty Jean Holder pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor assault. She will serve two years of probation and […]
October 21st, 2018
A reminder that Donald Trump has the single control of nuclear weapons. Michael Beschloss, an historian and author of the book “President of War” on Sunday explained why Donald Trump’s ability to lead the nation into a war “almost singlehandedly” should make Americans “extremely nervous.”Speaking with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Beschloss explained why the great weight given to president to determine war and peace “should scare the average American.”“What keeps me literally awake at night is the prospect of Donald Trump is going to push us towards an unnecessary major war for his own political reasons,” Beschloss explained.“A lot of [former presidents] have emotional breakdowns,” he said. “They all get more religious. They have strong marriages, thank god, that center them, and they all have empathy. A lot of those qualities you don't see in Donald Trump and Trump has tweeted in the past, 2011, 2012 he tweeted that—predicted that—Barack Obama will get us i...
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October 15th, 2018
A new summary of toxins in the Arctic shows contaminants, such as mercury, continue to threaten polar bears and whales. But new threats — both chemical and climatic — are emerging, says the report done for the eight nations that ring the North Pole.
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October 14th, 2018
A British-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury this week in a mission which could finally determine if the nearest planet to the Sun has water. BepiColombo, one of the most ambitious missions ever undertaken by the European Space  Agency (ESA), will send two orbiters to explore the fiery world where surface temperatures reach 842F (450C). One of the probes was built by Airbus in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, and the second was constructed in Japan. Only two spacecraft have been to Mercury up to now, Nasa’s Mariner 10 which flew past in 1974 and 1975 and Nasa’s Messenger which orbited the planet between 2011 and 2015. It is hoped the expedition will answer questions raised by the previous missions such as whether the planet holds water. Despite being perilously close to the Sun, the tilt of planet means some areas are permanently in shade and temperatures can fall to -292F (-180C), allowing ice to form. The fairing of the Ariane 5 launcher is lowered over the BepiColombo spacecraf...
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October 11th, 2018
In the deep middle of the remote Arctic Ocean, things are amiss. With the passage of summer, the ice — diminished by the warm season — is expected to regrow as frigid temperatures envelope the Arctic.  But, this year, it's not.  Specifically, sea ice in the Central Arctic basin — a massive region of ocean some 4.5 million square kilometers in size — hasn't started its usual rapid expansion, and unusually warm temperatures in both the air and the ocean are largely to blame.  "For the most part, Arctic sea ice normally begins rapidly refreezing this time of year," Zack Labe, a climate scientist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of California Irvine, said over email. #Arctic #climate craziness continues: one of these things is not like the others pic.twitter.com/k8e2gIanpC — Lars Kaleschke (@seaice_de) October 7, 2018 The air over the high Arctic is anomalously warm compared to the decades-long average, Lars Kaleschke, an Arctic scientist at the Univ...
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September 30th, 2018
Departing Port wingman hopeful he'll play with Eagle in 2019
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September 29th, 2018
Monday through Friday of each week, the Norwegian Ice Service, a government agency within the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, tweets out rather dismal news about the state of the thawing Arctic. But these tweets aren't intended to be grim. They're simply an objective account of the modern Arctic reality. Each morning, the agency puts the current sea ice cover over a large swath of ocean between Norway and the North Pole into an emotionless, historical perspective.  Take, for instance, a post from August 22, 2018: This is the lowest area for this day of the year in our records dating back to 1967. — Norway Ice Service (@Istjenesten) August 22, 2018 The happenings in this 600,000-square kilometer area monitored by the Ice Service are consistent with what's occurring in the greater Arctic: Of the nearly 40 years of satellite records observed by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, each of the last 12 years have seen the 12 lowest ice extents on record. "It&a...
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September 29th, 2018
Monday through Friday of each week, the Norwegian Ice Service, a government agency within the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, tweets out rather dismal news about the state of the thawing Arctic. But these tweets aren't intended to be grim. They're simply an objective account of the modern Arctic reality. Each morning, the agency puts the current sea ice cover over a large swath of ocean between Norway and the North Pole into an emotionless, historical perspective.  Take, for instance, a post from August 22, 2018: This is the lowest area for this day of the year in our records dating back to 1967. — Norway Ice Service (@Istjenesten) August 22, 2018 Read more... More about Science, Arctic, Global Warming, Arctic Sea Ice, and Norway
September 19th, 2018
Off the Map Travel has created an Arctic itinerary that takes guests to Svalbard, Norway, an archipelago between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole.
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