Topic: South Pole
President Obama is way down in the polls. The only politicians with lower approval ratings are those in Congress, which may explain why Obama is blaming them for "holding back this country."
08/20/2011 12:17 pm
A strong Antarctic front continued to dump record amounts of snow across New Zealand on Wednesday. But for many in New Zealand, the wintery blast is just too much to handle.
08/17/2011 10:15 am
Tuesday is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. For research teams toiling at the South Pole, though, it's the winter solstice and, oh boy, are they happy about it!
06/21/2011 10:34 am
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
02/01/2011 05:35 am
Noticed a chill in the air? You're not alone. A blast of subzero temperatures has swept the Northeast, closing schools, stalling cars, and collectively freezing billions of nose hairs. The coldest temperature on Monday was recorded in New York's Adirondack Mountains, where Lake Saranac saw a low of –36°F. Boston woke up to temperatures of –2°F, actually colder than parts of the Arctic Circle. Many Americans outside the Northeast weren't much warmer. Even Tallahassee, Fla., saw temperatures drop to 25°F. Outside the US, South Koreans are seeing the lowest temperatures in almost a century, prompting the government to require public agencies to keep the thermostat set below 64°F to save energy. Still, these temperatures are downright balmy when compared to some places on Earth. Here's a list of sites that will make today seem like T-shirt weather.
01/24/2011 06:08 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Visions of the future
A new web site shows the Northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, live starting at 10 p.m. each night courtesy of the Canadian Space Agency. The prime northern lights viewing season is August through May.
09/21/2010 05:59 pm
Aurora Australis was captured on film by astronauts on the International Space station during a solar storm.
06/22/2010 03:29 pm
In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/21
Winter solstice 2009 falls Monday, marking the shortest day in the year for the Northern Hemisphere.
12/21/2009 04:19 pm