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Tag: Arctic

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Supporting Inuit-led conservation in Nunavut

The vast tundra, expanses of sea ice and Arctic Ocean waters of Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, are home to many species — from narwhal and polar bears to beluga whales and caribou. It’s... Read More
The vast tundra, expanses of sea ice and Arctic Ocean waters of Nunavut, in the Canadian Arctic, are home...
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Why half a degree matters so much 

Snow, ice and permafrost — defining characteristics of the Arctic — are vanishing at an alarming rate. Sea ice and glaciers are melting, snow cover is thinning, and the water table is changing. As... Read More
Snow, ice and permafrost — defining characteristics of the Arctic — are vanishing at an alarming rate. Sea ice...
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Close-up image of ice melting around black particulate matter

Translating snow and ice science into policy 

Earth’s cryosphere is on the brink of a preventable disaster. Rising temperatures from carbon emissions are pushing communities closer to the limits of their ability to adapt, forcing mountain regions to cope with water... Read More
Earth’s cryosphere is on the brink of a preventable disaster. Rising temperatures from carbon emissions are pushing communities closer...
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Clearing the air: WWF-Canada leadership leads to reduced Arctic ship emissions

Arctic communities and wildlife in Canada can now take a deep, clean breath: the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced its approval of an emission control area (ECA). The designation, which imposes strict regulations... Read More
Arctic communities and wildlife in Canada can now take a deep, clean breath: the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently...
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Field Notes: Following polar bear footprints

Last year, Melanie Lancaster, WWF Global Arctic Programme species expert, and Micaela Hellström, founder of MIX Research, embarked on an expedition near Svalbard high in the Arctic. They joined researchers from Norwegian Polar Institute... Read More
Last year, Melanie Lancaster, WWF Global Arctic Programme species expert, and Micaela Hellström, founder of MIX Research, embarked on...
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An oil skimmer floats near an ice floe edge

Will we ever be prepared for the inevitable Arctic oil spills?

The exploitation of rich oil and gas reserves in the pristine Arctic has been controversial for decades. Debates have raged between environmentalists and big oil companies, between national interests and the wider concerns of... Read More
The exploitation of rich oil and gas reserves in the pristine Arctic has been controversial for decades. Debates have...
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Ten wildest facts about walrus

The Arctic has its fair share of amazing animals. There’s the fierce and majestic polar bear, the clever and crafty Arctic fox and, of course, the sleek and magical narwhal. Then there’s the walrus.... Read More
The Arctic has its fair share of amazing animals. There’s the fierce and majestic polar bear, the clever and...
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Polar bear on ice flow

Will the Last Ice Area support polar bears?

Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats that marine species rely on. Against this backdrop, the Last Ice Area may be an... Read More
Accelerated warming in the Arctic over the past few decades has resulted in rapid changes to the Arctic habitats...
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Polar bear hind foot

Sampling polar bear footprints in the snow for conservation insights

In a podcast earlier this year, Micaela Hellström, managing director and co-founder of MIX Research, and Elisabeth Kruger, Arctic wildlife manager at WWF US in Alaska, discussed their involvement in a groundbreaking project together with... Read More
In a podcast earlier this year, Micaela Hellström, managing director and co-founder of MIX Research, and Elisabeth Kruger, Arctic wildlife...
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Tech tools in the polar bear conservation toolbox

Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to climate change—especially diminishing sea ice. When the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears was... Read More
Monitoring polar bears and their Arctic habitats is critical in our quest to understand how they are responding to...
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