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Arctic Region #912165

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 16, 2008
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(In the Northwest Passage: Peter Alexander) A trip to the top of the world in the Arctic featured; scenes shown of the frigid waters of the Northwest Passage, which are ice-free; details given about the presence of oil and natural gas here, the danger to polar bears, the loss of the icecap and the Inuit people. [ArcticNet. Inc. Martin FORTIER†- comments on the region and the environmental impact.] [Canadian icebreaker Amundsen Capt. Lise†† MARCHAND††- talks about the polar bears.] NASA animation of the melting polar ice cap shown. [Scientist Ian MURDOCK†, Canadian Department of natural resources Peter OUTRIDGE†- talk about the bottom of the ocean as a frontier.]

Holt, Lester;
Alexander, Peter

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