Arctic Map shows dispute hotspots

Written by  //  August 6, 2008  //  Arctic and Antarctic, Canada, Russia, U.S.  //  No comments


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(BBC) British scientists say they have drawn up the first detailed map to show areas in the Arctic that could become embroiled in future border disputes. A team from Durham University compiled the outline of potential hotspots by basing the design on historical and ongoing arguments over ownership. Russian scientists caused outrage last year when they planted their national flag on the seabed at the North Pole.
The UK researchers hope the map will inform politicians and policy makers.

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