Space & Innovation

Russia Prepares as Warming Climate Thaws Ice-Free Superhighway

A warming climate is opening up the northern sea route connecting northern Europe and Asian and North American ports. Russia has Arctic icebreakers at the ready. The United States has one.

Published On 02/08/2017
9:27 AM EST
Map of the Arctic region showing the Northern Sea Route, in the context of the Northeast Passage, and Northwest Passage. Credit: Arctic Council