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  • New Arctic OPVs for Canadians

    The Arctic Warming Gold Rush is getting underway.



    http://www.marinelog.com/DOCS/NEWSMM...7jul00101.html



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6939732.stm


    1) North Pole: Russia leaves its flag on the seabed, 4,000m (13,100ft) beneath the surface, as part of its claims for oil and gas reserves
    2) Lomonosov Ridge: Russia argues that this underwater feature is an extension of its continental territory and is looking for evidence
    3) 200-nautical mile (370km) line: Shows how far countries' agreed economic area extends beyond their coastline. Often set from outlying islands
    4) Russian-claimed territory: The bid to claim a vast area is being closely watched by other countries. Some could follow suit
    Last edited by lordinajamjar; 10 August 2007, 07:02.

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    Canada announces plans to build two new military bases in its far north. Whilst the Danes are sending their own exploration team out to study the same underwater ridge which the Russians claim as their own.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6941426.stm

    "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."


    Marcus Aurelius Roman Emperor (161 to 180 A.D.)

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    • #3
      The quest for oil, the knowledge that the arctic has lots of it, and the fact that we only now have the ability to get at it has made the Arctic circle a lot more interesting to these countries.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        Another potential resource war area.....

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