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The U.S. is unprepared for an oil spill in Arctic waters, according to the head of the U.S Coast Guard. As Scientific American reports, cleanup efforts in Arctic waters would face several big challenges.

A Chinese icebreaker that will attempt to circumnavigate the Arctic began its journey this week. The expedition will be the first Chinese attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage.

Russia’s biggest nuclear-powered submarine cruised into the Baltic Sea this week as part of ongoing naval exercises. The Dmitry Donskoy is the last remaining Typhoon-class vessel, making it the world’s biggest submarine.

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