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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

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