Reversing Extinction – What could the plan to resurrect the Woolly Mammoth mean for the Arctic ecosystem? 


Lyuba, a mummified woolly mammoth calf that lived 42,000 years ago, at the Royal BC Museum in Canada. © Province

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Polar Knowledge Canada: Interview with Jeannette Menzies


The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). © Government of Canada In this ‘Polar Matters’ interview, Karen Everett, Fellow at

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The Art of a Deal? Reflections on US Withdrawal from the Paris Accord


Trump and the Announcement in the Rose Garden | 1 June 2017 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

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Greenpeace vs Norway: Interview with Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway


Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, and Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth,  file an unprecedented legal case against the

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The Polar Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise: The Value of Past Perspectives


Climate change represents an existential threat to humanity. The IPCC’s most optimistic future emissions projection, RCP2.6, models a further 0.3-1.7oC

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2016: An Anomalous Year?


Donald Trump looks over his shoulder at us, the smallest smile visible: Person of the Year. It has undoubtedly been

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International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic: Prelude or Symphony?


Photo from Yngve Olsen Sæbbe, via Nordnorsk Opera Og Symphoniorkester It is highly recommended to turn on any classical symphony when

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Reindeer Are Real – And So Are The Challenges They Face


Picture via Larissa Beumer This article has been written by Larissa Beumer and Åshild Ønsvik Pedersen. When we think about

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Launch of the Arctic Resilience Report: An Overview


Amidst a growing number of headlines about rapid and turbulent change in the Arctic, a major new study, the Arctic

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Arctic Geohazards in response to Climate Change: A Short Briefing


A cabin along Alaska’s Arctic coast was recently washed into the ocean because the bluff it was sitting on eroded

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On Ice and Art


Ice Watch (2015), a major public art project by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing, on the occasion of COP 21 – United

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Finding the Middle Ground: Reggie Joule and the President’s Task Force


Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough, was one of the two indigenous representatives on the President’s State,

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent is the Second Lowest on Record, but What of Antarctica?


View of the Earth on 21 September 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. Image via NASA. The paradoxical behaviour

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The 9th International Penguin Congress: ‘The future is not looking rosy’


Image via Antarctica Bound – Flickr  Early September, Cape Town played host to the 9th International Penguin Congress (IPC9), a

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Permafrost: A Lesser Nemesis?


Image via Alaska Science Center / United States Geological Survey A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience sheds new

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What’s with the Greenland Ice Sheet?


Image: The Greenland Ice Sheet © Christophe Milhères The fact that sea levels globally are rising in response to ongoing

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New Swedish Environmental Policy for the Arctic (January 2016)


Image: © Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se In January 2016, the Government of Sweden published its new environmental strategy for the Arctic. The Government

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Pan-Territorial Adaptation Strategy: Moving Forward on Climate Change Adaptation in Canada’s North (2011)


Climate change impacts vary widely in nature and magnitude across Canada’s North. The Governments of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon

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