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Predicting tipping points in the Arctic

Predicting tipping points in the Arctic

Picturing life in a warmer, climate-altered Arctic is far from straightforward. As the Far North heats up more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, it’s easy to imagine that, in t...

17 June 2021

Forecasting the future of Arctic conservation

Forecasting the future of Arctic conservation

Dr. Sommerkorn is among the organizers of WWF’s new Arctic Conservation Forecast Initiative that aims to answer this paralyzing Arctic conservation conundrum. The project, which wrapped up...

31 March 2021

Pollution with an easy solution: Regulating underwater noise pollution for a healthy Arctic Ocean

Pollution with an easy solution: Regulating underwater noise pollution for a healthy Arctic Ocean

When we think about threats to whales, seals and walrus in the Arctic we don’t immediately think of underwater noise pollution. More likely our minds go to visions of melting ice, caused b...

19 February 2021

2020 Conservation Wins for the Arctic

2020 Conservation Wins for the Arctic

2020 has not been easy for anyone, including the Arctic, which faced heatwaves, wildfires and record low sea ice levels. But there have also been some global conservation wins for the Arctic...

16 December 2020

Good news for polar bears in Canada’s Central Arctic

Good news for polar bears in Canada’s Central Arctic

Polar bears in some parts of Canada are getting fatter and more numerous according to recent survey results from two of the world’s 19 polar bear subpopulations.

13 November 2020

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