Topics » Climate Change   Sept. 17, 2013

Life at the 'Top of the World'

New Shipping Routes

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Barrow, AlaskaPoint BarrowInupiat CultureExtreme TemperaturesSubsistence Lifestyle'$10 For a Gallon of Milk'Changing ClimateDiminishing Sea IceLooking for IceNew Shipping RoutesCoastal ErosionThe Effect of IndustryWay of Life at Risk

New Shipping Routes

Melting ice is leading to more boat traffic along Barrow's shores and creating new commercial routes further out in the Arctic that would not have been possible even a few decades ago.

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