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Photographer Who Captured Viral Footage of Starving Polar Bear Explains Why She Couldn’t Help The Animal

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Photographer Who Captured Viral Footage of Starving Polar Bear Explains Why She Couldn’t Help The Animal

Source: National Geographic/Cristina G Mittermeier - December 13, 2017

There is nothing worse for someone who loves wildlife and nature than to witness the suffering of an animal. That is why photographing the distress more…

Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

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Scientists and Environmentalists Welcome Arctic Ocean Fishing Ban

Source: Independent/Josh Gabbatiss - December 6, 2017

An international agreement has banned fishing in the Arctic Ocean for the next 16 years.

The deal will allow researchers time to understand the region’s unique ecosystems more…

Warming Temperatures and Shrinking Sea Ice Threaten Arctic Dogsledding Culture

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Warming Temperatures and Shrinking Sea Ice Threaten Arctic Dogsledding Culture

Source: Hakai Magazine/Hannah Hoag - December 1, 2017

Kunuk Abelsen’s sled dogs, blond, brown, and almost black, stood on the bright white snow outside his home and pulled on their chains. It was more…

U.S. Senate One Step Closer to Opening Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

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U.S. Senate One Step Closer to Opening Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

Source: Huffington Post/Chris D’Angelo - November 20, 2017

Ignoring the pleas of scientists, environmentalists and a bipartisan group of former Interior Department officials, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced legislation on Wednesday that would open up more…

Norway Sued by Climate Activists for Arctic Oil Exploration Plans

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Norway Sued by Climate Activists for Arctic Oil Exploration Plans

Source: The Guardian/Tone Sutterud/Elisabeth Ulven - November 17, 2017

The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a move more…

Arctic Futures, Part Five: Who Owns The Economic Rights to Arctic Resources?

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Arctic Futures, Part Five: Who Owns The Economic Rights to Arctic Resources?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - November 17, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part five of a multi-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the ongoing debate more…

The Arctic Refuge is Under Threat, Here’s 10 Reasons Why You Should Care

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The Arctic Refuge is Under Threat, Here’s 10 Reasons Why You Should Care

Source: Medium/Laura Bailey/Amy Ayres - November 16, 2017

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at the top of Alaska is often called the crown jewel of our refuge system, but few Americans can vouch more…

Arctic Futures, Part Four: Health and Welfare of the Indigenous People

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Arctic Futures, Part Four: Health and Welfare of the Indigenous People

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - November 15, 2017

This week on World Ocean Radio: part four of a multi-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines the rights of more…

Arctic Fisheries Management

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Arctic Fisheries Management

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - November 7, 2017

As fisheries worldwide are being depleted by over-fishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU), interest in an ever-expanding Arctic is growing exponentially. In this more…

How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

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How Rocket Debris is Becoming a Risk to Inuit Food Security

Source: The Conversation/Tiff-Annie Kenny/Tad Lemieux - October 20, 2017

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over more…