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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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On the edge of the world

An Arctic village in Greenland is on the front lines of climate change.

Published 25 June 2019

NEWS

As Arctic melt accelerates, Canada moves to protect 'The Last Ice Area'

After months of bad northern climate-change news — Canada’s Arctic warming at three times the global rate, permafrost melting 70 years ahead of predictions, the worst polar wildfire season on record — plans have now moved forward to protect Tuvaijuittuq.

Published 1 August 2019

From The Circle

The Pebble prospect

The wrong place and the wrong mine