Arctic Melting Leaves Countries Sparring
Canada, Russia and Greenland debate ownership of Northwest Passage, oil fields.
Sept. 18, 2007 — -- The reports from the world's scientists depict the Arctic sea ice cap now shrunk to its smallest size in history — the great melting uncovering vast stretches of the Arctic Ocean and opening up a northwest shipping lane mariners have been dreaming about since Christopher Columbus discovered America.
The reports from the world's diplomats and military planners say there's a new theater of war — at least cold war — where tensions are heating up because the world is.
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