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With the race to the Arctic well under way, increasing the polar-icebreaker fleet is wise.

Alaska’s and Washington state’s U.S. senators have proposed that the nation build four heavy-duty icebreakers. The proposal appears in the National Defense Authorization Act currently being considered in the Senate.

Slipped in among the Christmas gifts last year was a sneaky nod for Frankenfish by the FDA. The Food and Drug Administration chose the holidays to release its environmental assessment saying that genetically modified salmon made by a company called AquaBounty won’t have any significant impacts on the human environment and is unlikely to harm wild fish.