News Stories relating to "northwest passage"
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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...