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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...

So, The North Pole Is Actually A Lake Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now. Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-la...

At the North Pole, A New World

James Turner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
James Turner

Hashtags won't fix this. At some point we need to take action, to stand up and be counted against the brute force of the oil companies, lobbyists and politicians who willingly pollute our climate system.

Carrying the Sun From the Seychelles to the North Pole

Renny Bijoux | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Renny Bijoux

It's not every day that someone gets an opportunity like going to the North Pole, especially from where I am from: a small island state in the Seychelles. You may ask, why is this guy even going there? The answer is simple: to protect the Earth.

WATCH: The Extreme Record This Retiree Set

Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty

"When I retired at 62, I decided to branch out and do something different," said Barbara Hillary. For most people, doing something different may me...

Best of 2012: National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano


Top 5 Holiday Movie Recommendations

David Aronchick | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Are you ready to snuggle in front of the fire with your family for a holiday film marathon? Get the popcorn and holiday treats ready. The holiday vacation is about to begin in earnest.

My Meshuggah Jewish Christmas

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

What's with the elves? All they do is make toys all year? What kind of a profession is that? You call that a career? Some of them could have been doctors or lawyers. By now, they could have a house in the Hamptons or a condo in Cabo.

Santa's Workshop Is All Out of Pink! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Lori Day | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

My workshop has just run out of the color pink. I know, I know, tell me about it. Now, I know what you're thinking, parents. You're thinking, there goes Christmas for my girls! There it just effing went! But hang on a minute. Santa's no quitter, no sir.

Pay No Attention to the Elephant: The Conventions and the Climate

William Bradley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Nowhere is Romney's clinging to the old ways that have been getting us in trouble since the first Arab oil embargo nearly 40 years ago clearer than it is on energy policy and climate change.

Looking Like This Guy Will Get You Kicked Out Of Disney World

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Be careful about who you might get mistaken for at Disney World, especially if it’s that jolly old elf from the north. Disney World staff scolde...

Clinton Urges Cooperation In Arctic

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

TROMSO, Norway -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation i...

Not the Change Polar Bears Need: President Obama's Polar Bear Extinction Plan

Kassie Siegel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

More than two-thirds of these amazing animals, including all the polar bears in Alaska, will likely be gone by 2050. So it boggles the mind that the Obama administration announced plans to reissue a Bush-era regulation that limits protections for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.

Skiing To The South Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

There are crazies that climb into a steaming sauna, then head outside to run around the ceremonial pole marker naked as soon as the temperature dips beneath 100 below.

'Frozen Planet' Producers Witness 'Icy Finger Of Death'

Posted 03.26.2012 | Green

Have you seen "Frozen Planet"? The documentary series, from the producers of "Planet Earth," explores the wildlife and scenery that comprise the plane...