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It's hard to imagine a world in which polar bears don't exist in the wild. Alun Anderson, former editor-in-chief of New Scientist magazine, asserts that it most likely will occur in our lifetime. In his book, "After the Ice: Life, Death, and...
Special to the Los AngelesTimesChristmas was coming, and I was headed north to the Arctic Circle on Santa's direct route. I was at the beginning of a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Fram around the southern tip of Greenland, the largest noncontinental island on Earth. Friends...
Tags: Bear (animal), Culture, Los Angeles, Holidays, Family
International Whaling Commission puts decision on whaling moratorium on hold another year; native Greenlanders get extended whaling rightsL.A. UnleashedAGADIR, Morocco â€” Native people of Greenland won a long battle Friday to extend their annual whale hunt to humpbacks, overriding objections from conservation-minded members of the International Whaling Commission. The decision came at the end of a...
Company TownWhen it comes to film locations, few could be considered as forbidding as Greenland. After all, 85% of the land is covered in ice. But the world's largest island proved to be the ideal backdrop for some key scenes in......
Many people in Iceland talk about trolls as nasty or evil ogres, plagued with a seemingly endless aggressive streak. But others will tell you that these are untrue and shameful images that say more about the ignorance of the storyteller than about the...
"Money Walks," a serial novel by 16 Los Angeles writers who will be appearing at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, runs Monday through Saturday until April 24. The festival takes place at UCLA on April 25 and 26. The door at the rear of...
Phil Young of Palmdale took this shot from an American Airlines Boeing 777 at 33,000 feet over Greenland. Young was returning from a cold and snowy trip to London in early February. He took the photo with a Kodak CX7430 digital. For more Travel Photos of...
June 15, 2008 Not long ago, I found myself seated with a pimp and three high-priced escorts, the kind favored by the former governor of the great state of New York. I was in a lawn chair while the four of them were in a hot tub -- what is the word? --...
Tags: Sergei Eisenstein, Fiction, Book, Arthur Miller, New York
Sentinel Movie CriticSarah Robertson has spent much of the past 15 years in the Arctic, in the water and on the ice, filming the wildlife there and the changes to the region brought on by global warming. Her work has been seen in the usual places -- PBS' Nature, for instance....
Special to The TimesFor a while there, the spec market was starting to look as undernourished as your average Hollywood starlet. Well, the industry's body of original work seems to be upping the carbs. When Sony picked up Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser's apocalyptic...
Special to the TribuneAcross the Pond Vacations has come up with a tour of Britain that provides an appealing mix of structure and independence. "Land of Mysteries and Monarchs" starts with three nights in London, jam-packed with activities that take in the sites, including...
The Eighth Wonder of the World is in Bartlett, Ill. Or it would have been if our recent challenge to readers to pick their Eighth Wonders had been a contest. But it wasn't. Earlier this fall when we wrapped up our Wonders of the World series, we...
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