SPECIAL: Environmental impact of the war in Ukraine

The World
A sign that reads "Mines" is placed on the site of the road in the village of Kamyanka, on the outskirts of Izium, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. 

A year and a half into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, its impact has been felt most acutely in lost lives, flattened cities and destroyed infrastructure. But the environmental damage from combat has also contaminated Ukraine’s soil, water and air. From Ukrainian farm fields polluted with mines to Norway's newrole as the largest exporter of natural gas to Europe, The World's environment correspondent Carolyn Beeler reports on how the environment and climate impacts are likely to be one of the longest-lasting legacies of the war, persisting for decades after the fighting stops.

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