The donut hole at the center of the Arctic Ocean

The 1.1 million-square-mile international zone at the top of the Arctic is a global commons, and there is emerging international support to protect it.

Mia Bennett

As Arctic sea ice melts, it could disrupt a powerful Atlantic Ocean current that regulates temperatures in Western Europe and the East Coast of North America.Chelsea Harvey | The Washington Post

Royal Dutch Shell’s second Arctic drilling ship, the Noble Discoverer, is on the move from Washington to Alaska as the company prepares to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.Associated Press

Villagers collect down in the traditional style, pulling it from birds’ nests. They hope to use it to make parkas and duvets to sell to buyers farther south.Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

A proposal for an award ceremony to be held in September in the Norway-Russia border region is not being well-received by one local Norwegian official. 


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