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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

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

The Pebble prospect

The wrong place and the wrong mine