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Vol. 12, No. 38 Week of September 23, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Low ice means passage may be possible

Recent photos show ice-free passage along northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland

Jamey Keaten

Associated Press Writer

Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous explorers will become an open shipping lane. The European Space Agency said nearly 200 satellite photos in September taken together showed an ice-free....

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