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Global plastics negotiations include a focus on Arctic Indigenous peoples' concerns

As world delegates prepare for a crucial U.N. meeting in Canada, Arctic Indigenous communities emphasize the urgent need to address plastic pollution impacting their health and environment.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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Inuit app SIKU blends traditional knowledge with tech for environmental tracking

An innovative app developed by Inuit communities, SIKU, is redefining the integration of traditional knowledge and scientific data to empower Indigenous groups across the Arctic in environmental monitoring and decision-making.

Hannah Hoag reports for Hakai Magazine.

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Indigenous Guardians protect their culture of cold in a heating world

Masked against the Arctic glare in orange-tinted sunglasses, Tad Tulurialik is a modern conservation “Guardian” of his fast-melting homeland.

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The weirdest reason the poles are warming so fast? Invisible clouds

Clouds way up in the stratosphere act like a blanket, trapping heat in the Arctic and Antarctica. That could help explain why models keep underestimating how fast they’re warming.
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Why polar bears are no longer the poster image of climate change

For decades distressed polar bears on distant ice caps were an emblem for climate change – until experts began to doubt the effectiveness of these visuals.
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Corn harvests in the Yukon? Study finds that climate change will boost likelihood that wilderness gives way to agriculture

As new areas become suitable for planting, researchers predict that vast swaths of biodiversity will be at risk, particularly in northern regions and the tropics.

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When a fire came for the NWT’s first Firesmart community

Six years ago, Enterprise was celebrated as a leader in work to protect itself from wildfires. This summer, the hamlet burned. What lessons can leaders learn?
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