December 27, 2013

Much Ado About the Arctic's Great Game

Adam Lajeunesse, National Post

The Associated Press

In recent years, melting sea ice in the Arctic has opened a world of new possibilities involving shipping routes, mineral extraction, and oil and gas exploration. But who will claim the right to this bounty?

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TAGGED: Arctic, Canada


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