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Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41153.pdf

Discusses emerging issues relating to the Arctic waters and resources as climate change shrinks the ice cover. Major issues include resource claims by the five Arctic countries, increased commercial shipping and fishing in Arctic waters, endangered species, energy resource exploration, and military presence in the area.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists