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Nations vie for resources and access as the Arctic melts

Climate Change Makes Arctic Region a Crucible for New Global Governance Regimes

With temperatures warming and summer sea ice melting even faster than climate scientists’ forecasts, the Arctic region has become a flashpoint and center of debate for international, as well as national and regional frameworks for environmental governance and development and use of energy and natural resources. The opening of Northeast and Northwest Passages between the Americas, Europe and Asia as…

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Arctic Sea Routes Free of Ice as NOAA, Oil Majors Agree to Share Data

Satellite images show the Northwest Passage and Russia’s Northern Sea Route free of ice for only the second time since 2008 as NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil USA agree to share high-quality scientific data on climate change.