Race for the North Pole Nations Vying for Arctic Treasures

As climate change liberates the Arctic Ocean from ice, it is also triggering a race to claim the ownership of natural resources. First Russia, and now Denmark, the United States and Canada are launching geological expeditions to support their claims. Their calculation: If the polar ice cap melts, they will get access to massive oil and gas reserves.
Von Simone Schlindwein und Gerald Traufetter
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