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Underreported: The Melting Polar Ice Cap Resource Bonanza

Thursday, May 07, 2009

As the polar ice caps melt, scientists are mapping the floor of the Arctic Ocean – including the natural resources like natural gas and oil. On today's first Underreported, McKenzie Funk describes the Healy Mapping Mission and how countries around the world are trying to lay claim to what’s underneath the ice caps. His article appears in the May issue of the National Geographic Magazine.

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McKenzie Funk

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Comments [1]

Colin from Arctic Norway

Hi Leonard,

I work in the Norwegian arctic as an archaeologist. In fact I'm heading up to Hammerfest Norway to work as an archaeologist for StatOil's new project.

Can you ask your guest how have communities changed or how he thinks they will change as a result of oil exploration.

Thanks
Colin

May. 07 2009 01:37 PM

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