Arctic Ice Melt Opens Northwest PassageSeptember 16, 2007 By JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press Writer in Earth / Environment
(AP) -- Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous explorers will become an open shipping lane.
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