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Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires
SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us
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The Arctic

Consisting of deep ocean covered by drifting pack ice and surrounded by continents and archipelagos around the Earth's North Pole, the Arctic is the planet's largest and least fragmented inhabited region.

Why the Arctic matters

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Home to millions
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Warming faster than anywhere else in the world
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Global interest is growing as ice melts
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Eight countries, global significance
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Vast resources are becoming available

Climate change continues to devastate Taimyr reindeer

The climate crisis is heavily influencing migration timings for Arctic wildlife.

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Norilsk Nickel must be held to account for devastating fuel spill

The Russian government filed a lawsuit last week against Norilsk Nickel due to the company’s refusal to pay a 147 billion rubles (2 billion USD) fine for the environmental damage and cleanup costs following a massive diesel fuel spill that occurred this past spring.

Published 16 September 2020

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Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

SROCC’s chilling predictions are all around us one year later.

Published 16 September 2020

From The Circle

Building a sustainable Blue Economy in northern communities

In Canada’s eastern Arctic, fish harvesters are combining traditional knowledge with cutting-edge technology to bring much-needed economic opportunities to their communities. Doug Chiasson explains how WWF–Canada is working with harvesters in the northern Canadian communities of Arviat, Sanikiluaq and Kinngait to build renewable commercial fisheries.