(Part 2 of 2) Arctic Ocean Shipping May Become Reality

Johanna Eurich, APRN Contributor

The ice in the Arctic Ocean has long forbidden shipping and oil exploration. No longer. A record withdrawal of sea ice in 2007 has been followed by similar retreats ever since. The oil industry and shippers have suddenly become far more interested in the new frontiers opening up as the sea ice pulls back. Yesterday, reporter Johanna Eurich brought us a look at impending oil and gas exploration efforts in the Arctic Ocean. Today, she brings us the second part of the series- on shipping in the Arctic.

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