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Arctic Circle

Extraordinary Portraits Of Life In The Extreme North Of The World

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

At 66° 33' 39" -- north of the equator -- there lies an imaginary line, beyond which it is almost impossible to live. Cristian Barnett has been trave...

WATCH: How This Explorer Survived Months Of Darkness Trekking To The North Pole

HuffPost Live | Alison Zaslav | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Meet the first person who circumnavigated the equator and Arctic Circle and traversed the entire length of South America and the Amazon River -- all ...

Snow Safari: Seeing Polar Bears in the Wild

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Polar bears are everywhere. Everywhere, that is, but where they should be: on ice floes in the far, far North. It was time to see these big white guys in the wild before it was too late.

The Spread of Diseases in a Changing World

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Science
Ravinder Sehgal

A catchy headline will often evoke thoughts of a loss or major disaster, and we are hounded regularly by information overload that seems ever escalating in exigency. There is a lot of coverage of potential environmental disasters associated with global climate change, but are the fears justified?

On the Culture Front: Crossing the Arctic Circle in Search of the Northern Lights

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

When you travel from New York to the northern most reaches of the civilized world in February, you have a purpose.

Sweden's Ice Hotel To Sculpt 'Ice Mosque' Near Arctic Circle

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Travel

Every year the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden sculpts a church out of pure ice and snow from the Torne River. But now an 'ice mosque' is the latest...

Mummified Forest Discovery May Hold Clues To Our Future

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic where no trees now grow, a newly unearthed mummified forest is giving researchers a peek...

Russian Bears Eating Corpses

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A scorchingly hot summer has left Russia's vast population of bears without their traditional sources of food, leading the animals to dig up human cor...

Thomas Friedman: The Iceman Cometh

New York Times | Thomas Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

77 degrees 45 minutes N. latitude, 51 degrees 6 minutes W. longitude Jorgen Peder Steffensen made me an offer I couldn't refuse: "If you come to Cop...

First Antarctic Marine Census Launched

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — U.S., New Zealand and Italian marine scientists began a two-month voyage to Antarctica's northern coast Tuesday as par...