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The EU has developed its new Arctic Policy – why is the Arctic so important for the EU?

The EU has developed its new Arctic Policy – why is the Arctic so important for the EU?

Last month, the EU unveiled its new Arctic Policy. Despite that only a handful of EU members are Arctic nations, the EU plays an important role in shaping the region. The Arctic Programme�...

17 November 2021

The numbers do not add up for new Arctic oil and gas

The numbers do not add up for new Arctic oil and gas

This past week, we have heard multiple voices about the ever-increasing bad business of investing in fossil fuels.  If we are to limit the global temperature rise and halt the already devas...

15 October 2021

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

COVID-19 stimulus packages have negative impact on the Arctic

Arctic countries are injecting US$3.5 trillion into COVID-19 fiscal stimulus programs, but little of that money appears to support Arctic communities according to a new study released today ...

27 January 2021

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

WWF-US statement on Arctic Refuge drilling plans

In response to the Trump Administration releasing a Record of Decision that will allow for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain leasing program to move forward, World Wildlife F...

17 August 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

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

Update to major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic

On May 29 damaged fuel tanks leaked into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia. Diesel fuel evaporates within one to two weeks, but toxic components will remain behind contami...

8 June 2020

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

Major diesel fuel leak in Russian Arctic threatens vulnerable rivers, lakes, wildlife and Indigenous Peoples

President Vladimir Putin declared a national state of emergency today after 20,000 cubic meters of diesel fuel spilled into the Daldykan and Ambarnaya rivers in northern Russia this past wee...

4 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

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Arctic lifeline could be cut by expanding off-shore oil drilling

Not long ago, bowhead whales in the Barents Sea, between the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, were thought to be extinct because of whaling activities. But scientists discovered that a small nu...

27 April 2020

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

COVID-19 Open Letter to Leaders

Dear Mr Þórðarson: I reach out to you and the Arctic Council through this open letter at a defining moment in our lives. The extensive and sudden loss of life in the past few months from ...

21 April 2020

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