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Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

Noise pollution from Arctic shipping more than doubled in six years putting whales and other marine life at risk

A new report shows that the amount of underwater noise in parts of the Arctic Ocean has doubled in just six years because of increased shipping traffic. The report was released by the Arctic...

26 May 2021

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

ArcNet: A new tool to conserve and protect the Arctic Ocean

WWF released a new tool today to help the Arctic’s marine life stay healthy and resilient despite a rapidly changing climate. ArcNet, an Arctic Ocean network of priority areas for conserva...

11 May 2021

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Open Letter on the SAO Marine Mechanism to the Arctic Council

Dear Einar Gunnarsson: On behalf of WWF’s Arctic Programme, I congratulate the Icelandic Chairmanship on arranging the first-ever SAO Marine Mechanism webinar series. These webinars were a...

16 November 2020

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel  polluting Arctic waters

IMO must close loopholes to stop world’s dirtiest fuel polluting Arctic waters

Ottawa, Canada – Huge loopholes in a proposed international shipping agreement means vulnerable marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of Arctic peoples will continue to be threatened by sp...

15 October 2020

Toxic pollution is likely the source of a massive die-off of marine life along Russia’s Kamchatka coast

Toxic pollution is likely the source of a massive die-off of marine life along Russia’s Kamchatka coast

WWF experts in Kamchatka, Russia suspect a highly toxic substance has leaked into the ocean along the coastline causing an extremely high number of mussels and sea urchins to wash up on shor...

5 October 2020

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

Disappearing glaciers, Arctic heatwaves and extreme fires

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

16 September 2020

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Norway to choose profit over the planet in Marginal Ice Zone decision

Updated, June 18, 2020, OSLO, NORWAY - A majority of Norway’s parliament is expected to vote against scientific advice next week in a decision that will reject greater protection of one o...

9 June 2020

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

WWF launches twitter campaign to #SaveTheIceEdge

The future health of some polar bears and bowhead whales in the Barents Sea is being decided by Norway’s politicians before the end of the month. The Norwegian parliament will either follo...

6 May 2020

One billion people threatened by climate change risks to oceans, polar and mountain regions, UN report warns

One billion people threatened by climate change risks to oceans, polar and mountain regions, UN report warns

No part of the world will be spared from the impacts of climate change as oceans warm and ice sheets and glaciers melt, causing rapid sea-level rise that could affect one billion people by 2...

25 September 2019

Delivery of WWF Underwater Noise petition to Arctic Council

Delivery of WWF Underwater Noise petition to Arctic Council

Media advisory: Rovaniemi, Finland

3 May 2019

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