The 40-Year-Old Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline [History]

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In 1724, Russian Czar Peter the Great sent Vitus Jonassen Bering, a Danish cartographer, explorer, and an officer in the Russian Navy, on an expedition to determine whether Asia and North America shared a common land boundary between them. The czar was interested in colonial expansion in North America and discovering a northeast sea route to China around… (More)

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