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    Thick ice still encumbering Northwest Passage

    The following is the first in a two-part series by scientific contributor Olivia Mussells on marine transportation and port infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic.

    Despite the ongoing speculation, it seems unlikely that the Northwest Passage, the legendary path for ships winding through the islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, will become safe for frequent cargo shipping in the near future.

    A recent study has found the ongoing presence of thick and hazardous ice conditions in the passage persists, despite the warming temperatures that have been observed in the Arctic.

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