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SEP 24, 2013 - Fast Company

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The First Commercial Ship To Cross This Melted Arctic Sea Route Will Be Filled With ... Coal

The Northwest Passage, an Arctic sea route that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is a prized gem in the shipping industry––in many cases, it can slash thousands of miles off ship journeys, saving fuel, cash, and precious time. So you might think that we'd celebrate the Nordic Orion's planned journey to become the first commercial bulk carrier to traverse the route since 1969. There's just one problem: the Nordic Orion will be able to make this journey only because of climate change, which has melted the thick ice that once prevented ships from easy passage. To add insult to ... Read More

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