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Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds

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Suzanne Goldenberg
Report by former military officers says prospect of ice-free Arctic has set off scramble for shipping lanes and for access to oil
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Climate change poses a growing security threat and could cause conflict in the Arctic, a group of retired American generals and admirals said on Tuesday.

In a new report, the former military officers said the Pentagon had been caught out by the rapid changes under way in the Arctic because of the melting of the sea ice. ... Read more about Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds

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Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail link after after 'approving' $99bn Bering Strait tunnel

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Wil Longbottom
Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail lin
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  • Trip of a lifetime would take the best part of three weeks through picturesque Alaska and Siberia
  • Russia set to complete extension of rail network to tip of Siberia by 2030
  • $99 billion plan would see 65-mile tunnel bored under Bering Strait and linking East and West

The prospect of an epic train journey from New York to London might seem like a distant dream for those seeking the ultimate railway holiday. ... Read more about Return to London please, via Moscow: Kremlin paves way for East to West rail link after after 'approving' $99bn Bering Strait tunnel

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