Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - Arctic regions - 61 pages
The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region┐s future. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Definitions of the Arctic: Arctic Circle Definition and Resulting Arctic Countries; (3) Issues for Congress: Climate Change and Loss of Arctic Sea Ice; Territorial Claims and Sovereignty Issues; Commercial Sea Transport.; Regulation of Arctic Shipping; Oil, Gas, and Mineral Exploration:Extent of the Continental Margin; Minerals; Environ. and Economics; Oil Pollution and Pollution Response; Response and Cleanup Challenges in the Arctic Region; Fisheries; Indigenous People; Effects of Climate Change; U.S. Military Forces. Illus. This is a print on demand report.

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