Commercial Ships Pass through the Arctic Ice

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The ancient dream of mariners for a shortcut through Arctic waters may be realized by global warming. Two German ships are on their way to becoming the first commercial vessels to negotiate what's called the Northeast Passage. One obstacle in addition to floating icebergs is Russian bureaucracy. That's according to today's New York Times in an article co-authored by Andrew Kramer in Moscow.

Credits

Guest:
Andrew Kramer - New York Times - @AndrewKramerNYT

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis