Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

Mia Bennett

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Mia Bennett is a frequent contributor to The Maritime Executive magazine. Her research and writing focus on how commodities cycles, globalization, and climate change are affecting trade networks, transportation, and natural resource development in the Arctic.She holds an MPhil in Polar Studies and is currently a PHD candidate in the UCLA Department of Geography.

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The Automation of Arctic oil

By Mia Bennett 2018-02-17 19:00:27

Big Oil is often regarded as an industry of yesteryear, unwilling and slow to change with the times. In some ways, corporations like Shell and BP might as well be painted as fossils digging up fossil fuels. But yesterday, while...

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What Does China's Arctic Policy Actually Say?

By Mia Bennett 2018-01-28 16:20:09

China has been an active player in the Arctic for years now, sending an icebreaker towards the North Pole, opening a research station on Svalbard when the Concorde was still taking to the skies and investing in a major Russian...

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Russia and China Claim Success at Yamal LNG

By Mia Bennett 2017-12-15 21:33:55

Last Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin descended on the frigid Yamal Peninsula to participate in the opening ceremony for a major Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at the booming port town of Sabetta. Just a few years ago, hardly...

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Will All Roads Lead to China?

By Mia Bennett 2017-12-03 19:51:00

Thousands of years ago soldiers, prisoners and commoners were busy building the Great Wall of China to keep out nomadic invaders. Today, Chinese engineers are constructing railroads, highways and ports that will connect China’s markets to the rest of the...

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Alaska Native Corporation Pursues Offshore Oil

By Mia Bennett 2017-07-23 13:45:22

When Shell aborted its $7 billion Arctic drilling efforts in the Beaufort Sea in September 2015, environmentalists breathed a sigh of relief. The multinational corporation’s 28-vessel fleet, including its drillship and drill rig, quietly sailed south from Alaska towards warmer waters, avoiding...

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China Plans Arctic Belt and Road Initiatives

By Mia Bennett 2017-07-03 19:40:56

When China convened its Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in May, most of the attention focused on the initiative’s plans for transportation infrastructure across the Eurasian landmass and the Indian Ocean. Since then, however, China formally incorporated the Arctic...

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Remembering When the Arctic Was a War Zone

By Mia Bennett 2017-06-13 01:20:02

The media today seems to get a thrill out of announcing that war is around the corner in the Arctic. But 75 years ago, the icebound region really was wracked by battles and bombings. The deserts of north Africa, the jungles...

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Arctic's Summer Sea Ice Could Be Gone in 20 Years

By Mia Bennett 2017-05-01 21:44:05

Say goodbye to dreams of standing at the top of the world, for you may soon have to swim. A report published last week by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme suggests that the Arctic may be ice-free in summer...

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Cruising's Environmental Impact

By Mia Bennett 2017-04-14 17:33:57

From January/February 2017 Edition The industry strives to go green and atone for past missteps. As the cruise industry expands, so too does its environmental footprint. Ballast water, gray water, black water, chemical pollution, solid waste and oil...

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The Surrealism of Russia's New Arctic Pipelines

By Mia Bennett 2017-02-02 17:10:36

On January 18, Russia’s state owned gas company, Gazprom, opened a new pipeline stretching from the frozen Bovanenkovskoye gas field of the Yamal Peninsula in Russian Arctic to Ukhta, a city in the country’s north. The 1,265-kilometer long Bovanenkovo-Ukhta-2 pipeline...

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