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Environment

Arctic challenges

The Arctic's oil and gas fields are becoming more accessible and trade routes are opening up. DW takes a closer look at some of the issues in this fragile region.

With oil and gas exploration continuing at a rapid pace in the Arctic, environmentalists say that the region urgently needs a series of protection measures.

Due to the effects of climate change the issue of shipping is also coming to a head in the Arctic. Many nations are seeking to use the Arctic Ocean as a transport route in order to drastically reduce transport times.

The rapid rate of change in the area is affecting both local communities and animals alike.

Climate change effects

Risky mining

Arctic business

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