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With Warming, Peril Underlies Road to Alaska

The Alaska Highway, built in haste during World War II, is facing big challenges, including the effects of climate change on the underlying permafrost.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/science/with-warming-peril-underlies-road-to-alaska.html?smid=pl-share

In Road-Building, Black Soldiers Defied Prejudice

About a third of the men who built the Alaska Canada Military Highway were black soldiers, members of newly formed “Negro regiments” that through hard work in vicious conditions challenged entrenched racism.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/science/in-alaska-black-soldiers-defied-armys-prejudice.html?smid=pl-share

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