No place like home: Roberta and Johnny, two residents of Shishmaref, sit where their house used to be before it was eroded by the sea.

When the ice melts

What does the future hold? Jess Worth learns from five leading figures.

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Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov shows a photograph of the Russian national flag that he planted on the seabed under the North Pole in August 2007. The provocative act, intended to stake a symbolic claim to the Arctic’s mineral riches, didn’t go down too well with Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay. ‘This isn’t the 15th century,’ he spluttered. ‘You can’t go around the world and just plant flags and say “We’re claiming this territory”.’

Who owns the Arctic?

Could countries come to blows over the North's resources? Professor Michael Byers explains.

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The Arctic: a history

A mythical place – land of the frozen ocean, the aurora borealis and the midnight sun.

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An Atlantic walrus lounges on Svalbard’s pack ice.

A vanishing world

Images of the unique landscapes and wildlife under threat.

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Faith Gemmill and Robert Thompson make their point at a climate justice protest in Montreal.

Slick operators

Jess Worth meets two indigenous activists battling Big Oil's dirty tricks.

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The Arctic climate

Facts and figures about the planet's thermostat.

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An Inuit hunter jumps across a gap in the sea-ice. Climate change is causing the ice to melt, making hunting increasingly perilous. Photo: Bryan and Cherry Alexander

A slow earthquake

The Arctic is changing dramatically. Jess Worth finds out what it means for the people who live there.

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