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Nations Dispute 'Arctic Sovereignty'

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Nations Dispute 'Arctic Sovereignty'

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Nations Dispute 'Arctic Sovereignty'

Nations Dispute 'Arctic Sovereignty'

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There's a struggle under way between Canada, Russia and three other nations to claim resources on the sea bed under the North Pole. Other nations claiming a vested interest in the issue are the U.S., Norway and Denmark. University of British Columbia professor Michael Byers discusses the issues with Scott Simon.