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The Story of Young Santa

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.25.2014 | Books
Irene Monroe

The magic of Christmas lies in ritual. For me it's reading a Yuletide tale. As a child the ritual was my carefully handwritten letters to Santa, and...

Santa Claus Look-A-Like Helps The Big Guy Out By Handing Out $100 Bills

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Santa Claus has departed the North Pole a bit early this year. Several fast food chains in Hyannis, Massachusetts have reported getting special vis...

Dear Daughter, Always Believe

Jenn Delekta | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Jenn Delekta

My dear daughter, I know one day you will not believe in the man in the red suit, but for now you do and I choose to believe with you.

Kids With Serious Illnesses Board Dream Flight To The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

This is where Santa makes all the magic happen. About 60 Detroit children battling life-threatening illnesses at six local hospitals boarded a Del...

Santa Claus, His Reindeer and Elves to Wear Body Cameras

Spencer Green | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

NORAD Goes Hi-Tech to Keep Track of Santa

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Dorian de Wind

While NORAD keeps adding bells and whistles to make its Santa tracking more timely and more accurate, it and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), have been doing this for almost 60 years.

The Arctic Council: A Model for Sustainable Development?

Peter Neill | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Conflict underlies the growing controversy and opposition by many to comparable energy driven development in China, Africa, and other developing states with growing financial and social aspirations already enjoyed by the developed world. It seems to be an unstoppable, repeating pattern that will endure regardless of lessons already learned.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

There seems to be a new Cold War brewing and it's not between the U.S. and Russia, but between Canada and Russia. The contentious issue is the North Pole, or more specifically, the seabed under the Arctic.

Everything Is Not Awesome in LEGOland

Travis Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.

9 Summer Vacations That Let You Cool Down

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel

As the summer sun seems to swell, the sweet relief of the cold becomes an increasingly alluring concept. Rather than booking it to yet another tropica...

The Far North, Part 1 -- The Glaciers of Svalbard: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It prides itself on being the world's most northerly city, albeit with only about 2,000 residents; it's way beyond the Arctic Circle, just 813 miles f...

Spooky Links Seen Between North, South Poles

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

Long-distance atmospheric connections between the North and South poles are linking weather and climate in distant parts of the globe, according to d...

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 ...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Do You Know Where Santa Really Comes From?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Saint Nicolas is always represented as wearing a long beard and the red and white hooded cloak of a bishop of his time. Do you see where I'm getting? During the festival, he travels from home to home to visit nice children and give them presents, while the naughty ones get the whip by a meany guy (where was child protection?).

'Tis the Season to Be Owlly

Steve Zack | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

We are in the midst of a major irruption of the snowy owl in the east. Such irruptions, which occur every couple of years in the lower 48, are generally due to low populations levels of its mainstay Arctic prey, lemmings -- particularly the collared lemming.

A 9-Year-Old's Reasons For Believing In Santa

Carissa K | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Here, in my son Jack's words, are the top reasons why Santa is real.

Santa Claus and Climate Change: A Letter to My Grandkids

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This disaster has long been coming. Back in the early 2000s, Arctic sea ice extent and volume started to drop rapidly -- even more rapidly than scientists anticipated -- due to the rapid warming of the planet caused by the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal.

NORAD on Track to Track and Escort Santa

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

For almost 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tr...

Canada Wants To Claim The North Pole As Its Own

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Watch out, Santa. Canada is crowding your turf. According to The Globe and Mail, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper instructed officials to inc...

LOOK: Olympic Torch Relay Reaches North Pole

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — The Sochi Winter Games organizers say the Olympic flame has traveled to the North Pole aboard a Russian nuclear-powered iceb...

10 Surprising Facts About The North Pole

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

From extreme cold and extreme life forms to mind-bending patterns of light and darkness, the North Pole is one peculiar place. Alas, a lot of what the...

Arctic Adventure: Looking for Summer Snow

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Stewart A. Swerdlow

We live in Western Michigan, where the summers are delightful and fruits and veggies are in abundance. We thought, what a great idea it would be to go way north where snow still hangs around for July. So we did!

PHOTOS: 'Lake' Near North Pole Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Staff Writer: Like a politician whose peccadillos lead to "family time," the North Pole lake has had its fill of Intern...