Latest Ice road Stories

2011-07-01 09:46:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College Finance Professor Michael Goldstein's research on the impact of the ice road economy in the Arctic finds: * Road construction and maintenance techniques can lengthen ice road seasons, saving between $6 million and $27 million a year in transportation costs. * Reliance on ice roads also entails significant economic risk: modeling indicates the roads may fail to deliver sufficient supplies almost 27% of the years...

2011-06-01 14:56:27

Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts. "As sea ice continues to melt, accessibility by sea will increase, but the viability of an important network of roads that depend on freezing temperatures is threatened by a warming climate," said Scott Stephenson, a UCLA graduate student in geography and the study's lead author. Winners...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.