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For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans.
Researchers from UCLA claim the unprecedented late summer ice melt due to widespread climate change will make the Arctic Ocean shipping lanes more accessible by the year 2050.
Rising temperatures and melting ice could prove to be an economic boon, thanks to the revitalization of a Soviet-era maritime shipping route.
WATERBURY, Vt., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Together, Starpath School of Navigation and Quark Expeditions will provide amateur and advanced sailors alike a unique opportunity to transit the Holy Grail of Arctic exploration while earning certification in several areas of navigation.
WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When Quark Expeditions 2010 Arctic expedition cruise season comes to an end September 8, preparation for its history-making 20th anniversary season begins.
After reaching the second-lowest extent ever recorded last month, sea ice in the Arctic has begun to refreeze in the face of autumn temperatures, closing both the Northern Sea Route and the direct route through the Northwest Passage.
Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...
- A political dynamiter.