29 May '11, 11pm

Trucks lose, ships win in warmer Arctic: PARIS - GLOBAL warming will have a devastating effect on roads in the A...

PARIS - GLOBAL warming will have a devastating effect on roads in the Arctic but open up tantalising routes for shipping, according to a study published on Sunday in the specialist journal Nature Climate Change. 'As sea ice continues to melt, accessibility by sea will increase, but the viability of an important network of roads that depend on freezing temperatures is threatened by a warming climate,' said Scott Stephenson of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Previous research has already pinpointed the Arctic as one of the world's most climate-sensitive areas. Four consecutive years of shrinking summer sea ice have fired talk of new, cost-saving ocean links between Europe and Asia and prospects of a scramble to exploit the region's wealth of oil, gas and precious minerals. The new study is the first to look in detail at the implications of this for transpor...

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Greenpeace climbers occupy Arctic oil rig

straitstimes.com 29 May '11, 11pm

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channelnewsasia.com 04 Jun '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE: Jazreel Tan came close to delivering a home win at the 44th Singapore International Open championships. But an ...