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U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Arctic Sea Bed Mapping

WASHINGTON, DC, September 3, 2008 (ENS) – A joint Canada-U.S. scientific expedition this fall will map the unexplored Arctic sea floor where the U.S. and Canada may have sovereign rights over oil and gas resources and control over activities such as sea bed mining. The expedition will be collaboratively undertaken by the U.S. and Canada…

Alaska Continental Slope 100 Miles Farther Out Than Thought

Alaska Continental Slope 100 Miles Farther Out Than Thought

DURHAM, New Hampshire, February 11, 2008 (ENS) – The foot of the continental slope off Alaska is more than 100 nautical miles farther from the U.S. coast than previously assumed, according to new Arctic sea floor data released today by the University of New Hampshire and the federal government. The data could support U.S. rights…