Arctic news and updates
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 ...
Global financing urgently needed for multibillion dollar oceans and coasts
Governments attending a major conference on the Convention of Biological Diversity in Kuala Lumpur ...
Convention urgently needed to prevent marine alien species disaster
WWF warned today that exotic invasive species contained in ships' ballast water are one of the ...
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