May 11, 2011

Arctic Treaty Leaves Much Undecided

Paul Koring, Globe and Mail

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Canada, Russia, the United States and their smaller circumpolar neighbours have agreed how to divvy up the fast-warming and fragile Arctic, but only for search-and-rescue responsibilities, leaving aside the vexed issues of sovereignty, oil drilling, pollution and shipping.

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