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Activists plant signed flag on north pole seabed in Arctic protection campaign

Four young explorers including American actor Ezra Miller have planted a flag on the seabed at the north pole and demanded the region is declared a global sanctuary.

The expedition, organised by Greenpeace, saw the flag lowered in a time capsule that contained the signatures of nearly 3 million people who are calling for a ban on exploitation in the region.

Climate change is causing record losses of sea ice in the Arctic, which is driving exploration for new oil and gas fields and the increasing use of shipping routes across the region.

The capsule was lowered four kilometres through freezing waters beneath the ice to the same spot on the seabed where a Russian submarine planted the flag for Moscow in 2007.

More Follow External Link to Damian Carrington, The Guardian