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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 examined...

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.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.