UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate

February 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock This week, the United Nations’ Environment Programme released a new report warning that a rush for Arctic resources would threaten an already fragile ecosystem . As Arctic ice melts at a rate never seen before , many are concerned by the unfolding ecological catastrophe—but others are seeing dollar signs. Melting ice is making it easier for humans to extract minerals and fossil fuels from the Arctic—which, ironically, is the very activity that is causing the ice to melt.  Read the rest of UN Warns of Harmful Resource Rush as Arctic Ice Melts at Record Rate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Achim Steiner , arctic ice , arctic sea ice , Climate Change , Denmark , fossil fuels , global warming , greenland , Iceland , melting ice , mining , north pole , russia , UN , United Nations , United Nations Environment Programme , united states

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