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North Pole myths

Posted: December 24, 2013 at 4:35 a.m.

Forget Santa Claus’s ethnicity—what’s his nationality? Canada’s recent announcement that it may try to extend its territory to include the North Pole has led to a debate over who owns this Arctic area, about 1.3 times the size of the United States. Let’s consider some of the biggest misconceptions about the North Pole and how its landscape is changing.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 12/24/2013

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