In this photo taken Oct. 12, 2010, Coast Guard Petty Officers Matthew Deason, left, and Bill Lounsbery, right, both aviation maintenance technicians, prepare a buoy for deployment into the Arctic ... more 
In this photo taken Oct. 12, 2010, Coast Guard Petty Officers Matthew Deason, left, and Bill Lounsbery, right, both aviation maintenance technicians, prepare a buoy for deployment into the Arctic Ocean out the back end of a C-130. The ice-choked reaches of the northern Arctic Ocean aren't widely perceived as an international shipping route. But global warming is bringing vast change, and Russia, for one, is making an aggressive push to establish top of the world sea lanes. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mark Thiessen
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 4:39 AM EDT