Russians and Canadians Face-off in Arctic Sea for Gas and Oil Rights

 - Aug 1, 2007
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As global warming makes vast areas of the historically frozen Arctic Sea accessible for the first time the Russians and Canadians are sending missions into the area to explore the seabed and lay the groundwork for claims to the area in the UN. The Russians have already filed, the Canadians are expected to, the Americans can claim area adjacent to Alaska and Norway and Denmark (via Greenland) are also possible entrants. But the yah gatta like the Canadians and Russians as favorites, they've been training longer and have the experience. The Canadians have a younger team taking to the ice but the Russians really need the rubles. So it's anyone's game. Who says global warming can't be fun?