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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

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

2019 conservation wins for the Arctic

2019 conservation wins for the Arctic

2019 is coming to an end and it’s time to look back and assess the progress we made this year.

23 December 2019

Our Planet: The story behind the walruses

Our Planet: The story behind the walruses

Walruses are incredible.

5 April 2019

Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Imperiled polar bears face new threat in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

WWF is calling for the permanent protection of the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain, and we need your help.

2 January 2019

Northern inspiration for action on climate change

Northern inspiration for action on climate change

How a diesel-powered community in the Arctic is shifting to renewable energy

10 December 2018

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

How would offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic impact wildlife?

Take a look at how a handful of the Arctic’s abundant wildlife would be impacted by offshore drilling and a potential oil spill in the Arctic.

28 February 2018

Whales & ocean noise

Whales & ocean noise

Undersea noise pollution - from oil and gas exploration, ships, and other industrial sources - makes it difficult for whales to find each other. It can even damage their hearing.

10 May 2017