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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

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

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

Protecting the ice bear

Protecting the ice bear

Spring is a particularly important time for polar bears. Polar bear mothers emerge hungry from their snow dens with their young cubs after fasting for four months. They need to hunt and repl...

21 February 2020

Breeding and nesting in Arctic wetlands

Breeding and nesting in Arctic wetlands

Lime 07 nick-named Super-spoonie is not just any bird. He's one of an estimated 300 to 600 spoon-billed sandpipers left in the world. This little bird is critically endangered and migra...

30 January 2020

Breaking the ice at COP25

Breaking the ice at COP25

WWF’s Arctic Programme hosted a panel at COP25 examining the future of decision-making in the Arctic.

20 December 2019

Wadden Sea, Germany

Wadden Sea, Germany

Life inches above the sea

24 September 2019

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Chittagong, Bangladesh

As a large port city, Chittagong is on the front lines of the climate crisis, already experiencing regular flooding due to sea level rise.

24 September 2019