Tag: North Pole

Computer Model Solves Mystery Of Why Earth's Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Too Fast

The magnetic north pole is always shifting, but recent years has seen it move at unprecedented speed. Scientists explain why these sudden jerks are occurring in a groundbreaking new paper.

Earth/Environment April 23, 2019

Earth's Magnetic Poles May Flip, And The Effects Could Be Deadly

The Earth's north and south magnetic poles are due for a reverse. The last time it shifted was some 780,000 years ago in a Laschamp event. Can human race survive this kind of pole reversal?

Space January 31, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Plummets To Record New Low For Winter

The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2017

Arctic Refreezing Plan Coming From Arizona Scientists

Concerned over escalating temperature in the North Pole and loss of ice, scientists from the Arizona University have come forward with an Arctic refreezing plan that involves installing 10 million wind-powered fans to spray sea water during winter.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2017

North Pole Completely Ice-Free During Summer 10 Million Years Ago, Study Of Algae Fossils Reveals

A new study on the climate history of the North Pole suggests that the region experienced virtually ice-free summers some six to 10 million years ago. This contradicts earlier assumptions by scientists that the Arctic had always been covered in ice all year round.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2016

Blame Global Warming, Earth's North Pole Is Moving To The UK

The planet's axis has moved eastward toward England and scientists believe that increasing global temperatures is to blame. The warming Earth has melted ice sheets and changed continental waters, which are contributory factors in the movement of the North Pole.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

NASA To Launch Sounding Rockets To Study Earth's Magnetic Field

NASA will send two sounding rockets soaring into the Northern Lights this winter. The mission is to analyze particle movement in an area close to the North Pole where the planet's magnetic field is directly linked to the solar wind.

Animals November 28, 2015

Coast Guard Icebreaker Becomes First American Surface Ship To Reach The North Pole Alone

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy was able to sail all the way to the North Pole. The icebreaker is the first American surface ship to have reached the pole, unaccompanied.

Earth/Environment September 10, 2015

As North Pole Melts, US Plays Catch-Up With Russia For Arctic Energy

The future melting of the North Pole promises an economic and geopolitical boom in oil and natural gas reserves, shorter trade routes and trillions of dollars in profit. Along with this is Russia's aggressive territorial claim and the United States’ efforts to respond to the urgent demands of global warming.

Earth/Environment August 30, 2015

Husky Found But Missing Dutch Arctic Explorers May Have Drowned

Kimnik, the husky that was accompanying missing Dutch explorers Philip de Roo and Marc Cornelissen, has been rescued by Canadian authorities.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2015

Ceres North Pole Imaged In New Dawn Photo — What, No Santa Claus?

The Dawn spacecraft has taken the first pictures ever of the north pole of the dwarf planet Ceres. What could this mean for the future of space exploration?

Geek April 17, 2015

Denmark Claims Ownership Of The North Pole After Proving Greenland Is Attached To It

Santa could soon be speaking Danish, at least if the Danes have a say. Denmark recently added its name to the list of countries claiming ownership of the North Pole.

Internet Culture December 15, 2014

Thinning snow on Arctic sea ice may affect ecosystem of North Pole

Arctic ice is rapidly thinning, possibly threatening wildlife in the region, according to a study covering a century of observations.

Earth/Environment August 17, 2014

Earth's North Pole shifts, confirms ESA Swarm mission

The first findings from the ESA Swarm mission suggest that the Earth's North Pole is shifting. The Swarm mission may provide more valuable data to scientists in the near term.

Space June 24, 2014

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