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Two views on an Arctic cruise

If you want a safe, climate-conscious vacation stay close to home rather than cruising the Arctic, says one observer. Meanwhile those who hope to benefit from such cruises say careful advance planning is needed.

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Icebreakers and ice breeding seals

Arctic shippers view sea ice as something to be avoided, or where necessary to be broken up to allow ships access. For Arctic wildlife, the ice is a place to use to rest, feed, and give birth. What happens when icebreaker meets ice-dependent species?

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The dirtiest fuel

What’s thick, sticky, and could have devastating local effects if spilled in the Arctic? The answer is heavy fuel oil (HFO) a shipping fuel used extensively in the Arctic.

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