With Global Warming and Less Sea Ice, Nome is Emerging as Strategic Port for the U.S.
Nome may be known for its Gold Rush history or the end point for the iditarod Dog Sled Race, but the city’s strategic location near the Bering Strait during global warming is changing its image as a gateway to newly navigable waters of the Arctic.
Last March, the US Army Corps of Engineers identified Nome as a logical site for the first US Arctic deepwater port. A draft plan includes extending the current 3,000 foot causeway further out into Norton Sound then turning...
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