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Oil operations like this one on Alaska's North Slope are designed for freezing conditions. But as the permafrost thaws, companies are creating new products to help the industry cope. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws

Thawing permafrost in Alaska's Arctic is making it harder for oil companies to operate there. But a cottage industry has cropped up with new gadgets to help.

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Oil operations like this one on Alaska's North Slope are designed for freezing conditions. But as the permafrost thaws, companies are creating new products to help the industry cope. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws

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