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This Aug. 6, 2007 file photo shows the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy leaving Seattle for a scientific mission in the Arctic that will include breaking ice well north of Barrow, Alaska. The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.

Ted S. Warren / AP file

This Aug. 6, 2007 file photo shows the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy leaving Seattle for a scientific mission in the Arctic that will include breaking ice well north of Barrow, Alaska. The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.