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Mining, environment and polar politics – Arctic week in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: -Canada hands the two-year rotating chairmanship of» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Canada wraps up two year chairmanship of Arctic Council

“No one knows better more than the people who live here how to survive and to thrive in the Arctic environment,” said Canada’s Minister of Environment Leona Leona Aglukkaq and Minister for the Arctic Council as she chaired her last» 

Environment, International

Earth Day 2015

Today is “Earth Day”- a time to reflect on the state of the world’s environment.   The theme this year is “It’s our turn to lead”. Millions of people around the world will take part is some sort of “green” activity» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Floating nuclear power stations for Arctic?

An Ontario company is proposing the idea of small floating nuclear stations to power mining sites and towns in the Arctic. At a mining symposium last week in the Arctic city of Iqaluit in Nunavut, Dunedin Energy Systems suggested the» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Rare turtle stalls massive wind farm

Plans for a 324-hectare wind farm in the province of Ontario are on hold after a court ruled the project could wipe out the threatened Blanding’s turtle population, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. Ontario has become a leader in» 

Environment, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Society

Aboriginal activist wins environmental prize

An indigenous woman who led the fight to stop a copper and gold mine on her territory has won a prestigious contest for grassroots environmental activism. Marilyn Baptiste is an elected councillor and former chief of the 400-member Xeni Gwet’in» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

E-waste a huge and growing problem

Almost 42 million tonnes of electric and electronic waste was dumped around the world last year.  The news comes from a UN study released on Sunday by the United Nations University The report is called The Global E-waste Monitor 2014:» 

Economy, Education, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

World Uranium Symposium ends in Quebec City: Film Fest begins

The World Uranium Symposium brought together over 200 experts and delegates from around the world, including indegenous people from Mongolia, India, South Africa and representatives from the Navajo and the Cree from North America, to talk over the biggest threat» 

Animals, Environment, Society

More drilling on critical caribou land: scientist

Drilling for oil and gas wells continues on critical caribou habitat in the western province of Alberta, even though that province is supposed to develop a plan to restore those ranges by 2017. The iconic animals are in steep decline» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Appeal to start on Arctic seismic testing

The proposal from a consortium of three international companies to conduct seismic exploration off Baffin Island was first put forth in 2011. The companies are TGS-NOPEC, Petroleum Geo-Services and Multi Klient Invest. An air gun is used to create loud»