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A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

When Will Polar Ice Melt Be A Burning Issue?

Peter Getty | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

It is appalling that Green is today's McCarthyism. A few Republicans behind closed doors will nod their heads that they believe the scientific community, but their stronger belief is that they will lose voters if they come clean and seek legislation to protect the environment.

The Logic and Illogic of Climate Change Denial

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The temptation to do nothing about climate change is strong because it is not sufficient to do something. Instead, we must do everything, meaning we need a holistic approach to addressing the problems and challenges associated with climate change.

Chinese Rescue Ship Escapes Antarctic Ice

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese icebreaker that became trapped last week after coming to the rescue of a Russian research ship stuck in heavy sea ice in An...

PHOTOS: Conquering The Spectre In The Gothic Mountains

Ed Stump | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel
Ed Stump

They were a fantasy of mountains rendered with bold and simple strokes, faceted grandeur in black and white.

Felicity Aston Leaves For Historic Antarctic Trek

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway's Roald Amundsen be...

Vacation Hidden Gems (SLIDESHOW, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Looking for a summer vacation destination off the beaten track? The Huffington Post has a few ideas that may be just what you are looking for. Vote fo...