Arctic news and updates
Update on polar bear mother and cubs on Bear Island
The mother polar bear and cubs stranded on Bear Island by receding sea ice in the spring are doing ...
Colossal cold-water coral discovery
New findings released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WWF highlight ...
Arctic wildlife threatened by flame retardant
Despite previous industry claims that the commonly used chemical deca-BDE does not build up in ...
Landmark toxics treaty becomes international law
The entry into force of the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will ...
Stranded polar bears may be early warning sign of climate change
The plight of a female polar bear and her two cubs stranded on a remote arctic island may be an ...
Spitsbergen polar bears at risk from oil drilling
Russia should stop plans to test drill for oil on Spitsbergen island in the high Arctic, famous for ...
New WWF Arctic Tourism & Conservation Grant
WWF is re-launching its Arctic Award for Linking Tourism and Conservation as a small grant scheme.
Fresh hope for Iceland park
Iceland could have a giant new national park by November, which would protect one of three glacial ...
Russia puts oil interests ahead of maritime protection
A Russian-led proposal to block plans to protect sensitive seas areas such as the Baltic Sea, the ...
Sea bed trawling, the greatest threat to deep-sea biodiversity
Bottom trawl fishing on the high seas is the single greatest threat to highly vulnerable deep-sea ...
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