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The environmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature says the Arctic Council and its eight member nations need to do more to conserve the region’s ecosystems and promote its biological diversity. An official with the organization outlined those and other findings Wednesday at one of the many events being held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the lead-up to today’s Arctic Council ministerial meeting.


A landmark maritime agreement for polar shipping …


Rules to reduce pollution from Arctic shipping …


Crystal Cruises

The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.


Preparing for emergencies in Arctic waters …


National Park Service

Balancing conservation and development in the circumpolar north …


Training to respond to trouble on a cruise ship in Arctic waters …


A first step toward a second Alaskan deep-water port project …

Offshore drilling bust halts port-expansion study…


Alaska hosts an historic conference on climate change ...


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