1. HOLY GRAIL

    First Cargo Ship Uses Northwest Passage

    Oh the irony. The Northwest Passage, the ever elusive connection between the riches of East Asia and colonial powers in Europe, finally exists. Thanks to melting in the Arctic region (ahem, climate change), countries like Russia and Canada are racing to take advantage of the time-saving shipping routes being created. And the first ship to cross through the Northwest Passage created by environmental recklessness is carrying coal.

    Read it at the Wall Street Journal