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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

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Stories

How we helped bring elusive narwhal to your screen

Filming nature and wildlife is no easy feat.

Published 15 May 2019

NEWS

Lack of consensus in Arctic Council risks the future of nature and people

Arctic Foreign Ministers meeting today did not release a Declaration because they could not agree to collective action on climate change.

Published 7 May 2019

From The Circle

Is climate change threatening the Saami way of life?

Snow plays a central role in the Saami way of life and reindeer herding culture