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Melt Menace

The Arctic melt that has opened up the Northwest Passage again may be good for business, but it's bad for potential terrorism against the US.

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Arctic Melt Good News for Business

For the last 60 years, the Arctic has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the Earth, and some Asians business people are taking advantage of this fact. The thawing at the top of the globe gives access to incredible mineral wealth and drastically shorter shipping routes to the Atlantic through the now reopened...
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Ice Melt Opens Historic Route

Five years ago, we warned that this might happen and now it has: the Northwest Passage--the direct shipping route from Europe to Asia--is now clear of ice, for the first time since records started being kept 30 years ago.

BBC News reports that "historically, the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has been...
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