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The melting ice of Greenland will soon reveal the dirty secrets of the Camp Century military base built by the Americans in Denmark during the Cold War. Then it was assumed that the secrets of this place would be buried forever under snow and ice, along with nuclear and toxic waste. But now the «canned» base with hundreds of thousands of liters of fuel, radioactive refrigerant and toxic substances has begun to thaw. The rapid ice melting means that in a few decades these substances will appear on the surface, exposing a serious environmental disaster. The «Camp Century» base was develope
From what I see, there are points along the Northwest Passage that are easily less than 50 miles from both shores, and while I have just started, an overview of the Law of the Sea mentions extensive economic rights over 200 miles... so, on what basis do the US and EU claim that we don't have jurisdiction over it? Of course, it goes without saying that I believe those two groups should shove their propaganda, but we might as well beat them at their own game before we just do it arbitrarily, which will happen anyway... If their best argument is that we don't exert enough control... well, a cle
Now interest in Arctic mineral wealth is constantly rising. And there is no surprise that Quebec Territory, where almost 60% of Canadian French-speaking population live now, tries to receive specified share in the Canadian Arctic now. Well, in 2006 the Federal Government had to recognize our province as a nation within a united Canada, and we decided not to secede from Canada. But it does not mean at all that Ottawa can not care a doit about us now! Government of Canada should realize at last: if it vows to appropriate the lion's share of Arctic resources, then Parti Quebecois government will