Russian, Canadian and U.S. ships rendezvous near the North Pole.
Russian, Canadian and U.S. ships rendezvous near the North Pole. Steve Wheeler/US Coast Guard/MCT
Russian, Canadian and U.S. ships rendezvous near the North Pole. Steve Wheeler/US Coast Guard/MCT

As ice melts and technology improves, interest in Arctic grows

May 24, 2011 4:03 PM

More Videos

  • Northern California scorched as wildfires rage on

    Massive wildfires continue to sweep through Northern California's wine region, forcing emergency evacuations and destroying more than 2,000 buildings. The fires began Sunday evening, though the initial cause is under investigation.