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Sailing Antarctic Seas in a "Very Unsafe Boat"

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December 2, 2012
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A British and Australian team will try to recreate explorer Ernest Shackleton's 800-mile journey in 1914 to save his crew trapped in the Antarctic.


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Polluting the Oceans: Cruise Ships' Environmental Footprint

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Arctic Scramble: Climate Change Prompts Resource Race

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France 24 (Mar. 2, 2013) — As the Arctic ice melts, the battle for natural resources is heating up. Up to a quarter of the world's oil and gas deposits are thought to lie beneath the chilly seas, and big global players such as China are trying to get in on the act. In our debate, the Norwegian ambassador to Belgium defends the drilling interests of a traditional Arctic power, while a Swedish Green MEP questions Oslo's stance on the environment.
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RAW VIDEO: Pacific Islands Forum Kicks Off in the Marshall Islands

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AFP (Sep. 3, 2013) — The Pacific Islands Forum kicks off in the Marshall Islands with a colourful ceremony. Some of the world's smallest nations will use the summit to push the globe's biggest polluters to finally act on climate change, an issue that threatens their very existence. Host nation the Marshall Islands wants the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to kickstart stalled international efforts to tackle global warming and rising seas.
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