Surrounded by ice
Water carved this eerily beautiful ice cave inside the glacier near Palmer Station. About 40 feet long, the cave was twice that length a decade ago. Soon it may be only a memory. Click here for the related story.
In the classrooms, female students hope to make up for all the lost years. During the Taliban's five-year rule in Kabul, girls were forbidden to go to school. View images of these girls getting back to the books. An essay by Jim Lo Scalzo.
U.S. News photographer Jim Lo Scalzo recently traveled to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and he offers a glimpse of the barren beauty of the landscape, its wildlife, the oil development, and the native people who struggle to survive in one of America's harshest environments.