Arctic news and updates
WWF and Wallenius Wilhelmsen team up to protect the high seas
WWF and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, one of the world's leading shipping lines, sign agreement to promote ...
US senators visit Arctic to investigate climate change
A high-level US delegation, including Republican Senator John McCain and Democrat Senator Hillary ...
Whales threatened by chemical contamination
Chemical pollution is threatening whales with extinction in parts of Canada and the Pacific Ocean, ...
New book highlights Arctic people's concerns over climate change
Indigenous communities in the Arctic confirm their experiences of climate change in a new book on ...
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 ...
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