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Plastic pollution treaty talks yield mixed results for Arctic Indigenous communities

Despite global talks aiming to tackle plastic pollution, Arctic Indigenous communities return home to worsening plastic impacts without commitments to reduce plastic production.

Sonam Lama Hyolmo reports for Mongabay.

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Climate simulation raises alarm over potential ocean circulation collapse

A recent study by René van Westen showcases how melting Arctic freshwater could disrupt the Atlantic Ocean's circulation, potentially leading to abrupt climate changes.

Sarah Kaplan reports for The Washington Post.

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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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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.

Chum salmon Arctic spawning

Chum salmon are spawning in the Arctic. It’s an ominous sign

The fish may be a harbinger of dramatic warming in the north—and rapidly transforming ecosystems.
Climate change brings cloudberry to Svalbard
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Climate change brings cloudberry to Svalbard

After an exceptionally warm summer, ripe cloudberries are for the first time documented at 78° North. 
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Here’s life on an expedition to track declining Arctic ice

Each September, the ice at the top of the world hits its lowest extent of the year. Researchers are studying how a warming climate is affecting a not-so-frozen ocean.