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International Coalition Calls to Clean Up Carnival Cruises

Press Release | July 9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As Carnival Corporation’s first ships of the season arrive in the Arctic, an international coalition of environmental groups has joined together to call on the...

Lake Baikal Loses a Critical Champion

Blog Post | June 30, 2018 | Jennifer Castner, Russia Program Director and Alex Levinson, Executive Director
Ecologist and indigenous activist Sergei Shapkhaev, who galvanized popular support for the world’s largest freshwater lake and protected it from industrial activities, has died in his native Buryatia in...

3 Exciting Victories for Arctic Conservation

Blog Post | June 20, 2018 | Dj Tyson, Arctic Program Assistant
Does it feel like the Arctic just can’t catch a break these days? Living in Alaska, I see changes to the climate first hand and I hear stories from...

A Message from the Arctic

Blog Post | June 12, 2018 | Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an environmental, cultural, and human rights advocate from Canada and the former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. She is the author of “The Right to...

UN Agency Approves Bering Strait Shipping Route

In the News | June 3, 2018 | Shady Grove Oliver | Anchorage Daily News
The United Nations agency responsible for marine safety standards last week approved a set of two-way shipping routes through the Bering Strait. The routes were proposed to the International...

IMO Approves US-Russia Plan for Bering Strait Shipping Lanes

In the News | May 25, 2018 | Yereth Rosen | Arctic Today
The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect the marine environment and the...