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July 15, 2014 at 6:45 AM

The Arctic as the 21st century Northwest Passage

The headline is how U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett., describes the role and challenges facing the United States in the climate change evolving Arctic. The North Pole is rich with mineral resources, and the looming shortcut for shipping is attracting lots of attention. The topic has even caught the attention of the National Journal, a distinguished…

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