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Communities Win International Protections for the Arctic Ocean

Blog Post | May 25, 2018 | Kevin Harun, Arctic Program Director
Reporting directly from London, I’m excited to tell you that yesterday was a big day for Arctic waters and wildlife. Indigenous leaders and environmental activists like me convinced the...

A Rare Win for Eco-Activists in Siberia

Blog Post | May 22, 2018 | Innokenty Grekov, Russia Program Associate
Something unheard of happened in Siberia last month: A district court canceled a permit for a new open-pit coal mine. The big winner? The environment. In 2016, the provincial...

U.N. Committee Moves Toward Banning Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

In the News | April 27, 2018 | Ravenna Koenig, KToo | Ktoo
Anchorage AK April 27, 2018- The United Nations group that regulates international shipping recently decided to move toward banning the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. The thick...

The Forecast For Shipping

In the News | April 26, 2018 | Sue Libenson, Arctic Senior Program Officer | The Economist
Anchorage, AK April 26, 2018: Thank you for bringing to light the historic decision by the International Maritime Organization to limit shipping greenhouse gas emissions (“Smoke on the Water”, April...

Tell Trump the Arctic Ocean is Not for Sale

Blog Post | April 19, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
The Trump administration is moving forward with its disastrous plan to hand Alaska’s waters over to Big Oil. Its first target? The Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean. Tell...

A Potential Arctic Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Gains Momentum

In the News | April 6, 2018 | Kevin McGwin | Arctic Today
What do soybeans have to do with Arctic pollution? Consider the 2004 wreck of the Selendang Ayu, a Malaysian-registered cargo vessel that broke in half after running aground in the...