The route long sought by explorers as a way to get from North America to Asia and Europe has opened. Before the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt and the Panama Canal in Panama this route would have saved huge amounts time and still can on some routes. Satellite photos reveal that enough Arctic ice has melted to enable navigation of the route.
"The European Space Agency said nearly 200 satellite photos this month taken together showed an ice-free passage along northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland, and ice retreating to its lowest level since such images were first taken in 1978," Yahoo news reported.
Northwest Passage Opens
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