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Nations jockey for Arctic position

...Route, where traffic jumped to 71 vessels this year from four in 2010, someday could be a transpolar route that could rival the Suez Canal.In the U.S., the Obama administration is consulting with governmental, business, industry and environmental officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/nations-jockey-arctic-position
State
Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...Europeans see new shipping routes to China that in the summer are 40 percent faster than traveling through the Indian Ocean, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea. The Northwest Passage between Greenland and Canada also could significantly speed cargo traveling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/dormant-issues-thaw-along-melting-arcti
State
Egypt: Strong explosion rocks police station

...carnage to a new area and bringing it closer to Cairo. Previous violence that killed scores of people happened in Sinai, or in Suez Canal-area cities such as Islamilia.Security forces cordoned off the whole area, closed major entrances and exits to the...

http://juneauempire.com/maggie-michael/2013-12-27/egypt-strong-explosion-rocks-p
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...22 ships had used he route, with more expected through November. While the Europe-Asia ship traffic running through the Suez Canal and the Straits of Malacca is likely to be dented only marginally in the years ahead, the numbers of ships plying the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-11-08/ratify-law-sea-treaty
Opinion
Time is now to unleash Alaska's economy

...investment move to Russia, Brazil, and elsewhere. America needs Alaska's oil. Egypt's current instability and the risk to the Suez Canal once again illustrate just how critical it is that we provide oil to our country as we work toward energy independence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021411/opi_785322791.shtml
Opinion
Treadwell calls for US icebreakers

...September, he said, when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wanted the Arctic sea route to be as important as the Suez Canal.At least 18 vessels made trans-Arctic voyages last year, Treadwell said, and the United States is not prepared if...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-12-01/treadwell-calls-us-icebreakers
State
Warming heats up race for riches in Arctic

...to be snatched from the deep, and the prospect of timesaving sea lanes that could transform the shipping industry the way the Suez Canal did in the 19th century. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic has as much as 25 percent of the world's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032507/sta_20070325027.shtml
News
Round the world in an open boat

...into the Pacific and across to Russia. For the next 10 months they'll work their way past Japan, China, India, through the Suez Canal and back home to Sweden. When the weather is bad they stay in port and wait it out. The worst they've been caught in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080400/Loc_aroundworld.html
Local
This Day in History

...the Mideast as Israel raided Egyptian military targets. Syria, Jordan and Iraq entered the conflict. In 1975, Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to international shipping, eight years after it was closed because of the 1967 war with Israel.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060503/loc_history.shtml
News
This Day in History

...military adventurer and poet, was executed in London. In 1923, the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed. In 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis, Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. In 2001, a gunman killed four people in the French city of Tours...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102906/sta_20061029030.shtml
News

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