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Polar bear vote defeated at meetingBBC | 07 Mar 2013
A proposal by the US to ban cross-border trade in polar bears and their parts was defeated on Thursday at an international meeting.
Tight vote expected on polar bearsBBC | 06 Mar 2013
A proposal to ban the international trade in polar bear parts is proving hugely divisive at the Cites meeting in Bangkok
Ships to sail directly over the north pole by 2050, scientists sayGuardian Unlimited | 04 Mar 2013
Ships should be able to sail directly over the north pole by the middle of this century, considerably reducing the costs of trade between Europe and China but posing new economic, strategic and environmental challenges for governments, according to scientists.
Shell halts Arctic drilling for 2013BBC | 27 Feb 2013
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will suspend its offshore drilling programme in the Arctic for the rest of 2013 in order to give time to ensure safety.
Spectacular Russian jellyfish of the White Sea - in picturesGuardian Unlimited | 26 Feb 2013
They look like aliens or underwater explosions, but they're actually jellyfish - shot in the freezing waters off Russia. Diver Alexander Semenov plunged into the freezing waters of the White Sea, off the coast of north-west Russia, to document them
Lion's mane jellyfish - picture of the dayGuardian Unlimited | 25 Feb 2013
A photographic highlight selected by the picture desk. This may look like something from outer space but it is in fact a jellyfish, photographed by Alexander Semenov in the freezing waters of the White Sea off the coast of northwest Russia.
Damanaki urges EU action to help Arctic fisheriesfishupdate.com | 20 Feb 2013
EUROPE'S Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has said the EU needs to take a more responsible approach to the Arctic region and engage more closely with the people who live there.
Arctic oil spill plan 'useless'BBC | 04 Feb 2013
Environmental campaigners say that a draft plan to respond to an oil spill in the Arctic ocean is inadequate and vague.
Tracing the origin of Arctic driftwoodonlinelibrary.wiley.com | 29 Jan 2013
Driftwood may represent a unique cross-disciplinary archive at the interface of marine and terrestrial processes. Here, we introduce 1,445 driftwood remains from coastal East Greenland and Svalbard. To ultimately reconstruct spatiotemporal variations in ocean currents, and to better quantify postglacial uplift rates, we recommend consideration of dendrochronologically dated material from many more circumpolar sites.
WWF Arctic conservation expedition galleryThe Independent UK | 17 Jan 2013
Professional photographer for Canon Europe, Thorsten Milse, recently accompanied the WWF's conservation sailing expedition to the Arctic as part of the WWF Last Ice Area Project.
Refusal over Arctic drilling banBBC | 15 Jan 2013
The UK government has refused to support a moratorium on Arctic drilling, despite new concerns after the grounding of a Shell oil rig.