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Arctic Military Buildup

As Russia plans to drop paratroopers into the Arctic as part of an exercise, Canada’s Defence Minister said last week that “We’re going to protect our sovereign territory and we’re always to meet any challenge to that ...

The Arctic: melting faster

New research suggests that the Arctic could be ice-free in summer decades before previous models have indicated. A team of scientists now says this could come as early as 2013, based on patterns up to 2004. A possible harbinger: 2007’s summer ...

As the Arctic thaws

Der Spiegel outlines some of the consequences of a warmer Arctic, including competition for energy resources and potential tensions over sea routes. The Arctic is one of one of the few issues that could put Canada in real conflict with other states. ...