30 May '11, 3pm

Melting ice roads in Arctic could have big impact

Melting ice roads in Arctic could have big impact

RELATED ARTICLES Arctic nations eye future of world's last frontier May 12, 2011 06:28 AM Arctic May Boost Oil and Gas Reserves May 29, 2009 06:50 AM Arctic Thaw Could Open Vast Oil and Gas Region November 11, 2004 12:00 AM The Earth's shrinking snow and ice cover may increase the rate of Global warming January 17, 2011 06:48 AM Higher temperatures have already led to lower summer sea ice levels in the Arctic and the melting has the potential to increase access for fishermen, tourists and oil and natural gas developers to coastal regions in coming decades. ADVERTISEMENT The melting has also led to hopes that shorter Arctic shipping routes between China and Europe will open. The Arctic is increasingly a region of deep strategic importance to the United States, Russia and China for its undiscovered resource riches and the potential for new shipping lanes. The U.S. Geological...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/climate/article/42751

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