Climate change creates new opportunities, risks in Russia’s north

CBC: As climate change alters the Arctic landscape, shrinking the ice cover on sea and land, it opens up more of the region to resource exploitation. On Sept. 16, the ice cover in the Arctic Ocean reached the record for the smallest area since satellite tracking began. For decades, Russia has been the pioneer in Arctic development, and it continues to forge ahead. Scientists say sea ice in the Arctic shrank to an all-time low on Sept. 16, at least since satellite records began in 1979. This image......

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