This map shows North America and the 38% of the land area north of the 56th parallel.
The federal government has given Pacific NorthWest LNG, led by Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas, the go-ahead to export liquefied natural gas from Lelu Island (Prince Rupert). There are 190 conditions attached to Ottawa’s approval.
The 253-metre ship Crystal Serenity left Anchorage, Alaska, in mid-August on its way to become the largest ship ever to navigate the Northwest Passage. It will carry more than 1,000 passengers and 600 crew.
The referenced article below highlights a new phenomena - arctic cruises in North America.