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Shell says one thing and does another when it comes to cleaning up their act in the Arctic

Shell says one thing and does another when it comes to cleaning up their act in the Arctic

Since mid-September, we have seen Royal Dutch Shell say they will do one thing, while behind the scenes, do the opposite. On September 21, 2020, one of the world’s largest oil producers co...

29 September 2020

Norilsk Nickel must be held to account for devastating fuel spill

Norilsk Nickel must be held to account for devastating fuel spill

The Russian government filed a lawsuit last week against Norilsk Nickel due to the company’s refusal to pay a 147 billion rubles (2 billion USD) fine for the environmental damage and clean...

16 September 2020

Climate change continues to devastate Taimyr reindeer in Russia

Climate change continues to devastate Taimyr reindeer in Russia

This past August, locals from Khatanga, Russia witnessed a herd of Taimyr reindeer migrate through their village weeks earlier than usual. Up to 200 young calves, not strong enough to cross ...

15 September 2020

US lawmakers have a chance to stop oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

US lawmakers have a chance to stop oil and gas drilling in the US Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This spring the US government issued an opinion about oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge saying there’s no reason to stop it. It’s a decision WWF saw coming b...

4 August 2020

Arctic countries need to lead the cut of CO2

Arctic countries need to lead the cut of CO2

The hottest temperature ever measured above the Arctic circle was recorded in Verkhoyansk, Siberia this past June. In fact, the + 38.6°C reading was just one of many highs that made June 20...

16 July 2020

Governance in the world’s smallest ocean

Governance in the world’s smallest ocean

The Central Arctic Ocean is the world’s smallest ocean and is surrounded by Eurasia and North America. As sea ice declines dramatically, many governments are eager to take advantage of the...

18 June 2020

Making a difference for the ice edge

Making a difference for the ice edge

Over 5 million people around the world are now questioning Norway’s reputation as a leader in sustainability. More than 1000 people acted to #SaveTheIceEdge on May 13, by tweeting messages...

21 May 2020

Life on the edge

Life on the edge

The marginal ice zone is teeming with biodiversity and is critical for the survival of many threatened Arctic species. The unique nature in this area is also essential for the rest of the gl...

21 April 2020

Tatyana Minenko, the polar bear patrol chief

Tatyana Minenko, the polar bear patrol chief

Millions of years of evolution have prepared Arctic species, including polar bears and walrus, for life on sea ice. As the sea ice they depend upon disappears, polar bears have become a more...

24 March 2020

Polar bears need the world to act

Polar bears need the world to act

In early March, the governments responsible for polar bears – Canada, Greenland, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States – met in Svalbard to discuss their ongoing cooperati...

16 March 2020