On 20 June, Brown University in the US published a study which says that melting ice in the Arctic Ocean could yield new trade routes in international waters, reducing the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and weakening Russia’s control over trade routes through the Arctic. However, Arctic’s changing climate will endanger countless species that thrive in sub-zero temperatures, scientists say. It is projected that, by 2065, the Arctic’s navigability will increase so greatly that it could yield new trade routes in international waters.
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