Riches Under the Ice (NPR)

While the melting of ice caps is bad news for polar bears, a few have been looking at the financial benefits of climate change: namely, the uncovering of oil and tusks.

The Arctic could contain about 13 percent of the world’s remaining undiscovered oil and 30 percent of the remaining undiscovered natural gas. And, “in Siberia, the tusks of long-dead mammoths, which have been encased in ice for centuries, are now becoming exposed. That’s bringing along tusk hunters and ivory poachers,” NPR reports.

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