Photo Gallery: The Race to Claim Arctic Riches
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Photo Gallery: The Race to Claim Arctic Riches

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Spring Cleaning in the Arctic Putin's Environmental Action Plan for the Far North

For decades, Moscow ignored environmental degradation above the Arctic Circle. But this week, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced a massive cleanup effort -- and plans to increase the exploitation of resources in the region.