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  • Greenpeace, Russia, Arctic

    http://phys.org/news/2013-08-greenpe...ia-arctic.html

    Greenpeace said on Saturday it had defied the Russian authorities by sending its icebreaker through an Arctic shipping route to protest against oil drilling in the fragile ecosystem.

    Earlier this week the global environmental group said Russia had refused its ship permission to enter the Northern Sea Route on several occasions citing concerns about the icebreaker's ability to withstand thick ice.
    Greenpeace has called the move "a thinly veiled attempt to stifle peaceful protest."

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    Re: Greenpeace, Russia, Arctic

    I can only see more threats to the Arctic in particular as the sea-ice thin and gets smaller so opening up possibly new routes to shipping and areas to mineral exploration and exploitation.

    Had to laugh at this though:

    http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/ne...liceoffice.jpg

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