Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
Smari McCarthy, a lawmaker for Iceland's Pirate Party, suggests taxing the profits of bitcoin mines as large virtual currency mining companies have established a base in the country.
There was slightly less warming in many measurements than a record hot 2016, but scientists remain concerned because the far northern region is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe.
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